Data Protection

Privacy Notice - Data Protection Act 1998

We process personal information relating to our pupils and may receive information about them from their previous school or college, local authority, the Department for Education (DfE) and the Learning Records Service. We hold this personal data to:

  • support our pupils’ learning
  • monitor and report on their progress
  • provide appropriate pastoral care; and
  • assess the quality of our services

Information about our pupils that we hold will include their contact details, national curriculum assessment results, attendance information, any exclusion information, where they go after they leave us and personal characteristics such as their ethnic group, any special educational needs they may have as well as relevant medical information. For pupils enrolling for post 14 qualifications, the Learning Records Service will give us the unique learner number (ULN) and may also give us details about your learning or qualifications.

In addition once our pupils reach the age of 13, the law requires us to pass on certain information about them the provider of youth support services in your area. This is the local authority support service for young people aged 13 to 19 in England who have responsibilities in relation to the education or training of 13-19 year olds. We provide them with these pupils’ names and addresses, dates of birth, name(s)/address(es) of their parent(s)/guardian(s) and any other information relevant to their role.  We may also share certain personal data relating to children aged 16 and over with post-16 education and training providers in order to secure appropriate services for them.

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 the staff in the school office if this is what you or your parents wish.

For more information about young peoples’ services, please go to the Directgov Young People page at www.direct.gov.uk/en/YoungPeople/index.htm or the LA website https://www2.barnsley.gov.uk/services/education-learning-and-childcare/youth-support

We will not give information about you to anyone outside the school/establishment without your consent unless the law and our rules allow us to.

We are required by law to pass some information about you to the Local Authority 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 the school on (01226) 711488.

If you require more information about how the Local Authority (LA) and/or DfE store and use your information, then please go to the following websites:

http://www.barnsley.gov.uk/privacy-notices  and https://www.gov.uk/guidance/data-protection-how-we-collect-and-share-research-data

If you are unable to access these websites we can send you a copy of this information. Please contact the LA or DfE as follows:

  • Data Protection Officer

Directorate for Children, Young People and Families

Corporate Mailroom, PO Box 634, Barnsley, S70 9GG

Website: www.barnsley.gov.uk

Email: cypf@barnsley.gov.uk

Telephone: 01226 774576

 

  • Public Communications Unit
    Department for Education
    Sanctuary Buildings
    Great Smith Street
    London  SW1P 3BT

 Website:             www.education.gov.uk

 Email:                 http://www.education.gov.uk/help/contactus 
 Telephone:         0370 000 2288