We are committed to provide the best possible education for all our pupils.
We aim for every child to have fun and enjoyment when they learn; this will ensure that they learn very well and make the best possible progress.
The Data Protection Act 1998 has put in place numerous safeguards regarding the use of personal data by organisations, including the Department for Education (DfE), local authorities and schools.
This area of law is complex.
The Act gives rights to those about whom data is held, known as data subjects. This includes:
- The right to know the types of data being held
- Why it is being held, and
- To whom it may be communicated
Privacy notices are designed to meet those needs of the Act and should be brought to the attention of all pupils for whom data is being submitted in the School Census.
Schools are responsible for doing this for their pupils and the privacy notice might be included as part of an induction pack. Unless there has been a revision, privacy notices do not need reissuing on an annual basis. The Privacy Notice refers the recipient to the LA website to see how they will store and use the data.
The Privacy Notices also refer the recipients to the DfE website to see how they will store and use the data. Explanations are provided on how the data collected in the School Census will be used. They include details of organisations with which data will be shared, e.g. the Department of Health and Ofsted.
A copy of the privacy notice can be found below, along with guidance on the use and issue of the privacy notice and also details of what the Local Authority does with pupil data from schools:
Activities take place in school or on outings, which are at an extra cost to the school, such as items for food technology, wood or materials for craft, entrance costs for outings etc.
The school is not allowed to charge for such items, but voluntary contribution will be asked for from parents.
No child will be excluded from activities should a parent not make a contribution. In case of an outing where there is a cost factor, should sufficient funds not be donated then the activity may not take place.
Should parents need advice regarding financial matters and allowances that concern their child, they are welcome to discuss matters in strictest confidence with the Headteacher.