GDPR privacy notice for pupils and their families
Schools are currently required to inform pupils and their families about how their personal data may be collected and used. This requirement will remain once the GDPR comes into effect on 25 May 2018; however, schools will be required to revise their privacy notices to include further information on processing individuals’ personal data, in order to be compliant with the GDPR.
Who processes your information?
Swanton Abbott Primary School is the data controller of the personal information you provide to us. This means the school determines the purposes for which, and the manner in which, any personal data relating to pupils and their families is to be processed. The Headteacher acts as a representative for the school with regard to its data controller responsibilities; they can be contacted on 01692 538246.
In some cases, your data will be outsourced to a third party processor; however, this will only be done with your consent, unless the law requires the school to share your data. Where the school outsources data to a third-party processor, the same data protection standards that Swanton Abbott Primary School upholds are imposed on the processor.
A representative from Data Protection Education Ltd, Unit 1 Saltmore Farm, New Inn Road Hinxworth Herts SG7 5EZ, is the data protection officer. Their role is to oversee and monitor the school’s data protection procedures, and to ensure they are compliant with the GDPR. The data protection officer can be contacted on 0800 0862018.
Why do we collect and use your information?
Swanton Abbott Primary School holds the legal right to collect and use personal data relating to pupils and their families, and we may also receive information regarding them from their previous school, LA and/or the DfE. We collect and use personal data in order to meet legal requirements and legitimate interests set out in the GDPR and UK law, including those in relation to the following:
In accordance with the above, the personal data of pupils and their families is collected and used for the following reasons:
Which data is collected?
The categories of pupil information that the school collects, holds and shares include the following:
Whilst the majority of the personal data you provide to the school is mandatory, some is provided on a voluntary basis. When collecting data, the school will inform you whether you are required to provide this data or if your consent is needed. Where consent is required, the school will provide you with specific and explicit information with regards to the reasons the data is being collected and how the data will be used.
How long is your data stored for?
Personal data relating to pupils at Swanton Abbott Primary School and their families is stored in line with the school’s GDPR Data Protection Policy.
In accordance with the GDPR, the school does not store personal data indefinitely; data is only stored for as long as is necessary to complete the task for which it was originally collected.
Will my information be shared?
The school is required to share pupils’ data with the DfE on a statutory basis, this includes the following:
The DfE has robust processes in place to ensure the confidentiality of any data shared from the NPD is maintained.
Swanton Abbott Primary School will not share your personal information with any third parties without your consent, unless the law allows us to do so. The school routinely shares pupils’ information with:
The information that we share with these parties includes the following:
What are your rights?
Parents and pupils have the following rights in relation to the processing of their personal data.
You have the right to:
Where the processing of your data is based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw this consent at any time.
If you have a concern about the way Swanton Abbott Primary School and/or the DfE is collecting or using your personal data, you can raise a concern with the ICO. The ICO can be contacted on 0303 123 1113, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.
Where can you find out more information?
If you would like to find out more information about how we and/or the DfE collect, use and store your personal data, please visit our website or download our GDPR Data Protection Policy.
For more information on how this sharing process works, please visit:
If you are unable to access these websites, please contact the LA or the DfE as follows:
Records & File Access Manager, Children’s Services,
County Hall, Room 22,
Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2DL
Tel: 01603 223839
Public Communications Unit
Department for Education
Great Smith Street
telephone: 0370 000 2288.