Schools, Local Authorities, the DfE and other educational bodies that process personal data about pupils are required by the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) to issue a Privacy Notice to parents to inform them and their child/children of the purposes for which that personal data may be held and used.
The following notes describe the purpose and uses of such information. It is followed by links to the City of Sunderland website and the DfE website for further information.
Privacy Notice - Data Protection Act 1998
We (St. Anne’s RC Primary 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 your 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 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 Mrs Sheila Johnson, School Secretary.