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“I taught in several schools and I was only blessed with sons but I firmly believe that if I had a daughter I would want her to go to this school because I am aware at first hand of the dedication of all of its staff to the care and education of the girls. This school does realise that it is precious cargo that it carries.” A former teacher

Beverley High School's

Privacy Notice (How we use Pupil Information) (Draft)

The categories of pupil information that we process include:

  • personal identifiers and contacts (such as name, unique pupil number, contact details/emergency contact details and address)
  • characteristics (such as ethnicity, language, and free school meal eligibility)
  • safeguarding information (such as court orders and professional involvement)
  • special educational needs (including the needs and ranking)
  • admissions
  • medical and administration (such as doctors information, child health, dental health, allergies, medication and dietary requirements)
  • attendance (such as sessions attended, number of absences, absence reasons and any previous schools attended)
  • assessment and attainment (such as key stage 1, and phonics results, Key stage 2 and Key Stage 3 and 4, post 16 learning information e.g. courses enrolled for and any relevant results)
  • behavioural information (such as exclusions and any relevant alternative provision put in place)
  • Trips and Activities
  • Catering and Free School Meal Management
  • Identification management/authentication

This list is not exhaustive, to access the current list of categories of information we process please see www.beverleyhigh.net for our current privacy notice

Why we collect and use pupil information

We collect and use pupil information, for the following purposes:

  1. to support pupil learning
  2. to monitor and report on pupil attainment progress
  3. to provide appropriate pastoral care
  4. to assess the quality of our services
  5. to keep children safe (food allergies, or emergency contact details)
  6. for other safeguarding reasons
  7. to meet the statutory duties placed upon us for DfE data collections
  8. for payment systems
  9. for virtual learning environments?
  10. for catering management
  11. for communication tools
  12. for school transport and trips
  13. for identity management systems
  14. for school photographs
  15. in the form of biometric data for cashless catering systems(consent is required for this use)
  16. to identify free school meal status
  17. to identify pupil premium eligibility

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the lawful bases we rely on for processing pupil information are:

  • for the purposes of e – f and h – q as listed above, in accordance with the legal basis public task
  • for the purposes of g and f as listed above also in accordance with the legal basis of legal obligation.

In addition, concerning any special category data:

  • conditions: processing is necessary for reasons of substantial public interest; reasons of public interest in the area of public health; archiving purposes in the public interest and/or statistical purposes; of GDPR - Article 9

How we collect pupil information

We collect pupil information via:

  • Paper collection forms e.g. admission forms
  • Common Transfer File (CTF) a secure file containing relevant information, when a child joins us from another school.
  • Encrypted electronic transfer

Pupil data is essential for the schools’ operational use. Whilst the majority of pupil information you provide to us is mandatory, some of it is requested on a voluntary basis. In order to comply with the data protection legislation, we will inform you at the point of collection, whether you are required to provide certain pupil information to us or if you have a choice in this.

How we store pupil data

We hold pupil data securely for the set amount of time shown in our data retention schedule. For more information on our data retention schedule and how we keep your data safe, please visit www.beverleyhigh.net

Further information in Data Protection Policy and other associated policies.

Who we share pupil information with

We routinely share pupil information with: 

  • schools that the pupils attend after leaving us
  • our local authority
  • youth support services (pupils aged 13+)
  • the Department for Education (DfE)
  • School Nurse (NHS)
  • Suppliers of software used in school for the purposes as explained earlier in this document. 

Why we regularly share pupil information

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 pupil information as described above:

  • To enable us to fulfil our role as educators
  • To perform our public task
  • To comply with the law.

Youth support services

Pupils aged 13+

Once our pupils reach the age of 13, we also pass pupil information to our local authority and / or provider of youth support services as they have responsibilities in relation to the education or training of 13-19 year olds under section 507B of the Education Act 1996.

This enables them to provide services as follows: 

  • youth support services
  • careers advisers

The information shared is limited to the child’s name, address and date of birth. However where a parent or guardian provides their consent, other information relevant to the provision of youth support services will be shared. This right is transferred to the child / pupil once they reach the age 16.

Data is securely transferred to the youth support service via secure electronic transfer and is stored on secure electronic servers/devices and held until the pupil reaches the age of 25

Pupils aged 16+

We will also share certain information about pupils aged 16+ with our local authority and / or provider of youth support services as they have responsibilities in relation to the education or training of 13-19 year olds under section 507B of the Education Act 1996.

This enables them to provide services as follows:

  • post-16 education and training providers
  • youth support services
  • careers advisers

Data is securely transferred to the youth support service via secure electronic transfer and is stored on secure electronic servers/devices and held for until the pupil reaches the age of 25.

For more information about services for young people, please visit our local authority website.

Department for Education

The Department for Education (DfE) collects personal data from educational settings and local authorities via various statutory data collections. We are required to share information about our pupils with the Department for Education (DfE) either directly or via our local authority for the purpose of those data collections, under:

Section 3 of The Education (Information About Individual Pupils) (England) Regulations 2013.

All data is transferred securely and held by DfE under a combination of software and hardware controls, which meet the current government security policy framework.

For more information, please see ‘How Government uses your data’ section.

Requesting access to your personal data

Under data protection legislation, parents and pupils have the right to request access to information about them that we hold. To make a request for your personal information, or be given access to your child’s educational record, in the first instance, office@beverleyhigh.net or by letter to the Data Protection Officer, Beverley High School, Norwood, Beverley. HU17 9EX 

You also have the right to:

  • object to processing of personal data that is likely to cause, or is causing, damage or distress
  • prevent processing for the purpose of direct marketing
  • object to decisions being taken by automated means
  • in certain circumstances, have inaccurate personal data rectified, blocked, erased or destroyed; and
  • a right to seek redress, either through the ICO, or through the courts

If you have a concern or complaint about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, you should raise your concern with us in the first instance or directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/ 

Contact

If you would like to discuss anything in this privacy notice, please contact: office@beverleyhigh.net or write to the Data Protection Officer, Beverley High School, Norwood, Beverley. HU17 9EX

How Government uses your data

The pupil data that we lawfully share with the DfE through data collections:

  • underpins school funding, which is calculated based upon the numbers of children and their characteristics in each school.
  • informs ‘short term’ education policy monitoring and school accountability and intervention (for example, school GCSE results or Pupil Progress measures).
  • supports ‘longer term’ research and monitoring of educational policy (for example how certain subject choices go on to affect education or earnings beyond school)

Data collection requirements

To find out more about the data collection requirements placed on us by the Department for Education (for example; via the school census) go to https://www.gov.uk/education/data-collection-and-censuses-for-schools

The National Pupil Database (NPD)

Much of the data about pupils in England goes on to be held in 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.

To find out more about the NPD, go to https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-pupil-database-user-guide-and-supporting-information

Sharing by the Department

The law allows the Department to share pupils’ personal data with certain third parties, including:

  • schools
  • local authorities
  • researchers
  • organisations connected with promoting the education or wellbeing of children in England
  • other government departments and agencies
  • organisations fighting or identifying crime

For more information about the Department’s NPD data sharing process, please visit:

https://www.gov.uk/data-protection-how-we-collect-and-share-research-data 

  • Organisations fighting or identifying crime may use their legal powers to contact DfE to request access to individual level information relevant to detecting that crime. Whilst numbers fluctuate slightly over time, DfE typically supplies data on around 600 pupils per year to the Home Office and roughly 1 per year to the Police.

For information about which organisations the Department has provided pupil information, (and for which project) or to access a monthly breakdown of data share volumes with Home Office and the Police please visit the following website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dfe-external-data-shares  

To contact DfE: https://www.gov.uk/contact-dfe

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