Privacy Notice for Pupils in Middle, Secondary, Special Schools and Prus
We, Budmouth College are the Data Controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998. We collect information from you, and may receive information about you from your previous school and from 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*, characteristics such as your ethnic group, special educational needs and any relevant medical information. If you are enrolling for post 14 qualifications we will be provided with your unique learner number 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 of your information to the Local Authority (LA), and to the Department for Education (DfE).
Once you are aged 13 or over we are required to pass on certain information to the Connexions services. Connexions is the government's support service for all young people aged 13 to 19 in England. We must provide both your and your parent(s) name and address, and any further information relevant to the Connexions services’ role. However, you (if you are over 16) or your parents can ask that no information beyond name and address be passed to Connexions. Please inform Mrs L Vincent if you wish to opt-out of this arrangement. For more information about Connexions, please contact the Local Authority as shown below.
If you want to see a copy of the information we hold and share about you then please contact Mrs L Vincent.
If you require more information about how the LA and/or DfE store and use your information, then please go to the following website:
If you are unable to access these websites, please contact the LA or the DfE as follows:
Data Protection Officer
Dorset County Council
tel: 01305 225175
Public Communications Unit
Department for Education
Great Smith Street
tel: 0870 000 2288.
*Attendance information is not collected for pupils under 5 at Maintained Schools