20th September 2016
PRIVACY NOTICE 2015
Data Protection Act 1998
We, Meadowside School, are a data controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act. We collect information from you, and may receive information about you from your previous school and the Learning Records Service. We hold this personal data and use it to:
- support your teaching and learning;
- monitor and report on your progress;
- provide appropriate pastoral care, and
- assess how well your school is doing.
This information includes your contact details, national curriculum assessment results, attendance information and personal characteristics such as ethnic group, any special educational needs and relevant medical information. If you are enrolling for post 14 qualifications we will be provided with your unique learner number (ULN) by the Learning Records Service and may also obtain from them details of any learning or qualifications you have undertaken.
We will not give information about you to anyone outside the school without your consent unless the law and our rules allow us to.
We are required by law to pass some of your information to the Local Authority (LA) and the Department for Education (DfE).
If you want to see a copy of the information about you that we hold and/or share, please contact Meadowside School office.
If you require more information about how the LA and/or DfE store and use your information please go to the following websites:
- Wirral Council website – http://www.wirral.gov.uk/my-services/childrens-services/about-childrens-services/childrens-records
If you are unable to access these websites, please contact the School Office for the LA information or the DfE as follows:
- Public Communications Unit
Department for Education
Great Smith Street
tel: 0370 000 2288
In addition for Secondary Schools –
Youth Support Services
Once you are aged 13 or over, we are required by law to pass on certain information to the provider of youth support services in your area. This is the LA support service for young people aged 13 to 19 in England. We must provide both the name and address of you and your parents (and your date of birth) and any further information relevant to the support services’ role.
However, until you are aged 16 or older, your parent(s) can ask that no information beyond your name, address and date of birth (and their name and address) be passed on to the youth services provider. This right transfers to you on your 16th birthday. Please inform Meadowside School office if this is what you or your parents wish.
For more information about young peoples’ services locally please go to the LA website shown above, or the Directgov Young People page at www.direct.gov.uk/en/YoungPeople/index.htm.