The Academy is required by law to collect and process personal data relating to all of its pupils. The Academy is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses that data and to meeting its data protection obligations.
Norbreck Primary Academy is the Data Controller for the use of personal data in this privacy notice.
What data do we collect?
The Academy collects and processes a wide range of information about your child. This includes:
Why do we collect and use this information?
The Academy uses this data to:
The lawful basis on which we use this information
We collect and use pupil information under Article 6 of the GDPR as follows:
Collecting pupil information
Pupil data is essential for operational use. Whilst the majority of the pupil information you provide to us is required by law, some of it is provided to us on a voluntary basis. In order to comply with the GDPR, when requesting information 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 for the duration your child is at the school. When your child transfers to secondary school their school file will transfer with them; a copy will not be held in the Academy.
Who we share pupil information with
We routinely share pupil information with:
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 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. To find out more about the data collection requirements placed on us by the Department for Education, for example the obligation on us to complete and return the school census, go to https://www.gov.uk/education/data-collection-and-censuses-for-schools
The National Pupil Database (NPD)
The NPD is owned and managed by the DfE 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 DfE. 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 collections such as the school census and early year’s 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 NPS, go to https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-pupil-database-user-guide-and-supporting-information
The DfE share information about our pupils from the NPD with third parties who promote the education or well-being of children in England by:
The DfE 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:
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 data.
For more information about the DfE’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 DfE has provided pupil information to, and for which project, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-pupil- database-requests-received.
To contact DfE please visit: https://www.gov.uk/contact-dfe
Requesting access to your personal data
Under GDPR, 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 to be given access to your child’s educational record, please contact us via the following email address – DPOservice@schoolspeople.co.uk
Depending on the lawful basis above, you also have the right to:
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/.
For further information on how to request access to personal information held centrally by the DfE, please see the ‘National Pupil Database’ section of this notice.
Where the processing of data is based on your consent you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time by notifying Mrs Dee Whitmore in writing (contact details are shown below).
23rd September 2022
Mrs Dee Whitmore
Data Protection Officer for Norbreck Primary Academy Email: DPOservice@schoolspeople.co.uk
Tel: 01773 851078