Dear Parents/Carers 6th September 2017
PRIVACY NOTICE 2017
Data Protection Act 1998
We, Meadowside School, are a data controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act. We collect information from you about your child, and may receive information about your child from your child’s previous school and the Learning Records Service. We hold this personal data and use it to:
- support your child’s teaching and learning
- monitor and report on your child’s progress
- provide appropriate pastoral care, and
- assess how well your school is doing.
This information includes your child’s contact details, national curriculum assessment results, attendance information and personal characteristics such as ethnic group, any special educational needs and relevant medical information. If your child is 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 your child may have undertaken.
We will not give information about your child 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 child’s 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 child’s information please go to the following websites:
- Wirral Council website – http://www.wirral.gov.uk/my-services/childrens-services/about-childrens-services/childrens-records
- DfE website –
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 your child is 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 yours and your child’s name and address (and date of birth) and any further information relevant to the support services’ role.
However, until your child is aged 16 or older, you the parent(s), can ask that no information beyond your name, address and your child’s name, address and date of birth be passed on to the youth services provider. This right transfers to your child on their 16th birthday. Please inform Meadowside School office if this is what you, or your child, 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.