Privacy Notice

Privacy Notice (How we use pupil information)

The categories of pupil information that we collect, hold and share include:

  • Personal information (such as name, unique pupil number and address)

  • Characteristics (such as ethnicity, language, nationality, country of birth and free school meal eligibility)

  • Attendance information (such as sessions attended, number of absences and absence reasons)

  • Assessment information (such as examination qualifications, internal examinations – data captures and where applicable examination dispensations.)

  • Relevant medical information
  • Special educational needs information
  • Exclusions and behavioural information and other conduct information
  • Post 16 learning information (such as destination data, learning plans)

 

Why we collect and use this information

We use the pupil data:

 

  • to support pupil learning

  • to monitor and report on pupil progress

  • to provide appropriate pastoral care

  • to assess the quality of our services

  • to comply with the law regarding data sharing

  • to ensure the safeguarding of pupils

The lawful basis on which we use this information

We confirm that we operate under the following regulations:

  1. Article 6 of the General Data Protection Regulations.

  • Processing shall be lawful only if and to the extent that at least one of the following applies:

  • (a) the data subject has given consent to the processing of his or her personal data for one or more specific purposes;

  • (b) processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract;

  • (c) processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the controller is subject;

  • (d) processing is necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person;

  • (e) processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;

  • (f) processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data, in particular where the data subject is a child.

     

     

  1. Article 9 of the General Data Protection Regulations.

Processing shall be lawful only if and to the extent that at least one of the following applies:

(a) the data subject has given explicit consent to the processing of those personal data for one or more specified purposes, except where Union or Member State law provide that the prohibition referred to in paragraph 1 may not be lifted by the data subject;

(b) processing is necessary for the purposes of carrying out the obligations and exercising specific rights of the controller or of the data subject in the field of employment and social security and social protection law in so far as it is authorised by Union or Member State law or a collective agreement pursuant to Member State law providing for appropriate safeguards for the fundamental rights and the interests of the data subject;

(c) processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person where the data subject is physically or legally incapable of giving consent;

(d) processing is carried out in the course of its legitimate activities with appropriate safeguards by a foundation, association or any other not-for-profit body with a political, philosophical, religious or trade union aim and on condition that the processing relates solely to the members or to former members of the body or to persons who have regular contact with it in connection with its purposes and that the personal data are not disclosed outside that body without the consent of the data subjects;

(e) processing relates to personal data which are manifestly made public by    the data subject;

(f)  processing is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or whenever courts are acting in their judicial capacity;

(g) processing is necessary for reasons of substantial public interest, on the basis of Union or Member State law which shall be proportionate to the aim pursued, respect the essence of the right to data protection and provide for suitable and specific measures to safeguard the fundamental rights and the interests of the data subject;

(h) processing is necessary for the purposes of preventive or occupational medicine, for the assessment of the working capacity of the employee, medical diagnosis, the provision of health or social care or treatment or the management of health or social care systems and services on the basis of Union or Member State law or pursuant to contract with a health professional and subject to the conditions and safeguards referred to in paragraph 3;

(i)  processing is necessary for reasons of public interest in the area of public health, such as protecting against serious cross-border threats to health or ensuring high standards of quality and safety of health care and of medicinal products or medical devices, on the basis of Union or Member State law which provides for suitable and specific measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms of the data subject, in particular professional secrecy;

(j)  processing is necessary for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89(1) based on Union or Member State law which shall be proportionate to the aim pursued, respect the essence of the right to data protection and provide for suitable and specific measures to safeguard the fundamental rights and the interests of the data subject.

 

 

  1. The Education Act 1996 - (Departmental Censuses on behalf of the Department for Education)

We collect and use pupil information under the submission of the school census returns, including a set of named pupil records, is a statutory requirement on schools under Section537A oftheEducationAct1996.

 

Putting the school census on a statutory basis:

 

  • means that schools do not need to obtain parental or pupil consent to the provision of information

  • ensures schools are protected from any legal challenge that they are breaching a duty of confidence to pupils

  • helps to ensure that returns are completed by schools

 

 

Collecting pupil information

Whilst the majority of pupil information you provide to us is mandatory, some of it is provided to us on a voluntary basis. In order to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation, we will inform you whether you are required to provide certain pupil information to us or if you have a choice in this.

Storing pupil data

We hold pupil data securely in compliance with GDPR to enable us to comply with the law and educate students. Records are retained as per the recommended practice alid out by the Information and Records Management Society (IRMS).

Who we share pupil information with

We routinely share pupil information with:

 

  • schools that the pupil’s attend after leaving us

  • our local authority

  • the Department for Education (DfE)

  • EFA Education funding agency

  • Official examination boards

  • BAST – Bridgnorth Areas Schools Trust

  • Telford & Wrekin (ICT provision)

  • School Nurse

  • NHS

  • Limited data is shared with specialist educational providers such as:

  • 4 Matrix

  • GCSE Pod

Why we share pupil information

We do not share information about our pupils with anyone without consent unless the law and our policies allow us to do so.

We share pupils’ data with the Department for Education (DfE) on a statutory basis. This data sharing underpins school funding and educational attainment policy and monitoring.

We are required to share information about our pupils with the (DfE) under regulation 5 of The Education (Information About Individual Pupils) (England) Regulations 2013.

 

 

 

 

Data collection requirements:

To find out more about the data collection requirements placed on us by the Department for Education (for example; via the school census) go to https://www.gov.uk/education/data-collection-and-censuses-for-schools.

Youth support services

Pupils aged 13+

Once our pupils reach the age of 13, we also pass pupil information to our local authority and / or provider of youth support services as they have responsibilities in relation to the education or training of 13-19 year olds under section 507B of the Education Act 1996.

This enables them to provide services as follows:

 

  • youth support services

  • careers advisers

A parent or guardian can request that only their child’s name, address and date of birth is passed to their local authority or provider of youth support services by informingus. This right is transferred to the child / pupil once he/she reaches the age 16.

Pupils aged 16+

We will also share certain information about pupils aged 16+ with our local authority and / or provider of youth support services as they have responsibilities in relation to the education or training of 13-19 year olds under section 507B of the Education Act 1996.

This enables them to provide services as follows:

  • post-16 education and training providers

  • youth support services

  • careers advisers

For more information about services for young people, please visit our local authority website.

 

The National Pupil Database (NPD)

The NPD is owned and managed by the Department for Education and contains information about pupils in schools in England. It provides invaluable evidence on educational performance to inform independent research, as well as studies commissioned by the Department. It is held in electronic format for statistical purposes. This information is securely collected from a range of sources including schools, local authorities and awarding bodies.

We are required by law, to provide information about our pupils to the DfE as part of statutory data collections such as the school census and early years’ census. Some of this information is then stored in the NPD. The law that allows this is the Education (Information About Individual Pupils) (England) Regulations 2013.

To find out more about the NPD, go to https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-pupil-database-user-guide-and-supporting-information.

The department may share information about our pupils from the NPD with third parties who promote the education or well-being of children in England by:

  • conducting research or analysis

  • producing statistics

  • providing information, advice or guidance

The Department has robust processes in place to ensure the confidentiality of our data is maintained and there are stringent controls in place regarding access and use of the data. Decisions on whether DfE releases data to third parties are subject to a strict approval process and based on a detailed assessment of:

  • who is requesting the data

  • the purpose for which it is required

  • the level and sensitivity of data requested: and

  • the arrangements in place to store and handle the data

To be granted access to pupil information, organisations must comply with strict terms and conditions covering the confidentiality and handling of the data, security arrangements and retention and use of the data.

For more information about the department’s data sharing process, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/data-protection-how-we-collect-and-share-research-data

For information about which organisations the department has provided pupil information, (and for which project), please visit the following website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-pupil-database-requests-received

 

To contact DfE: https://www.gov.uk/contact-dfe

 

 

 

 

Requesting access to your personal data

Under data protection legislation, parents and pupils have the right to request access to information about them that we hold. To make a request for your personal information, or be given access to your child’s educational record, contact:

Sarah Godden,                                                                          Paul O’Malley

Executive Head Teacher,                                                          Head Teacher,

Oldbury Wells School,                                                           Alveley Primary School

Bridgnorth                                                                                Alveley,Bridgnorth

Shopshire,                                                                                Shropshire.

WV16 5JD                                                                               WV15 6JT

sarah.godden@oldburywells.com                                  head@alveleyprimary.co.uk

(01746) 765454                                                            (01746) 780284

Susan Wright

Data Protection Officer

Telford & Wrekin Council

Susan.wright@telford.gov.uk

(01952) 382549

You also have the right to:

  • object to processing of personal data that is likely to cause, or is causing, damage or distress

  • prevent processing for the purpose of direct marketing

  • object to decisions being taken by automated means

  • in certain circumstances, have inaccurate personal data rectified, blocked, erased or destroyed; and

  • claim compensation for damages caused by a breach of the Data Protection regulations

If you have a concern about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, we request that you raise your concern with us in the first instance. Alternatively, you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/

Contact

If you would like to discuss anything in this privacy notice, pleasecontact:

 

Sarah Godden,                                                              Paul O’Malley,

Executive Head Teacher,                                              Head Teacher

Oldbury Wells School,                                                  Alveley Primary School

Bridgnorth                                                                   Alveley, Bridgnorth,

Shopshire,                                                                    Shropshire

WV16 5JD                                                                   WV15 6JT

sarah.godden@oldburywells.com                                  head@alveleyprimary.co.uk

 

 

Susan Wright

Data Protection Officer

Telford & Wrekin Council

Susan.wright@telford.gov.uk

(01952) 382549