The ‘Designated Data Protection Officer’ for Ryders Green Primary School is Sue Courtney-Donovan at Sips Education. Tel: 0121 296 3000
Subject Access Requests (SAR) or Freedom of Information (FOI) requests should be made to the school in the first instance:
Lucy Blackmore (Headteacher)
Ryders Green Primary School
Tel: 0121 553 0658
Ryders Green Primary GDPR Privacy Notice (How we use pupil information)
Information for pupils and parents on how information about pupils is used in school and early years.
Who processes your information?
Ryders Green Primary School is the Data Controller of the personal information you provide us. This means the school determines the purposes of which, and the manner in which, any personal data relating to pupils and their families is to be processed. Sue Courtney-Donovan acts as a representative for the school with regards to its data controller responsibilities; they can be contacted on 0121 296 3000.
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 Ryders Green Primary upholds are imposed on the processor.
Sue Courtney-Donovan 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 0121 296 3000.
Why do we collect and use your information?
Ryders Green 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:
We use the pupil data:
Which data is collected?
The categories of pupil information that we collect, hold and share include:
Collecting pupil information
Whilst the majority of pupil information you provide to us is mandatory, some of it is provided to us 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.
Storing pupil data
We hold pupil data for
Who do we share pupil information with?
We routinely share pupil information with:
How long is your data stored for?
Personal data relating to pupils at Ryders Green 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?
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 Department for Education (DfE) on a statutory basis. This data sharing underpins school funding and educational attainment policy and monitoring.
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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.
The National Pupil Database (NPD)
The NPD is owned and managed by the Department for Education 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 Department. 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 data collections such as the school census and early years’ 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 the pupil information we share with the department, for the purpose of data collections, go to https://www.gov.uk/education/data-collection-and-censuses-for-schools.
To find out more about the NPD, go to https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-pupil-database-user-guide-and-supporting-information.
NPD may share information about our pupils with third parties who promote the education or well-being of children in England by:
The Department 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 the data.
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 Ryders Green Primary School and/or the DfE is collecting or using your personal data, you can raise a concern with the Information Commissioner’s Office (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 (www.rydersgreenprimary.co.uk) and download our Data Protection Policy.
If you would like to discuss anything in this privacy notice, please contact: Lucy Blackmore (HeadTeacher) on 0121 553 0658