Berkswich CE Primary School and Nursery
Privacy notice for the school workforce
Under data protection law, individuals have a right to be informed about how the school uses any personal data that we hold about them. We comply with this right by providing 'privacy notices' (sometimes called 'fair processing notices') to individuals where we are processing their personal data.
Privacy notice – how school workforce information is used
What categories of information are processed?
The categories of personal information that we process include the following:
This list is not exhaustive – to access the current list of information the school processes, please see the school’s Data Asset Register, which can be found in the school office. Data is collected in line with the statutory requirements for schools contained in the document, ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education.’
Why do we collect and use your information?
We collect and use your information for the following reasons:
Under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR), the legal basis/bases we rely on for processing personal information for general purposes which are mainly based on Article 6 of the GDPR (i.e., consent, contract, legal obligation, vital interests, public task, legitimate interests). We also use Article 9 where the data processed is ‘special category’ data. We process data:
How do we collect your information?
We collect your personal information via the following methods:
Workforce data is essential for the school’s operational use. Whilst most information you provide to us is mandatory, some of it is requested on a voluntary basis. To comply with the UK GDPR, we will inform you at the point of collection whether you are required to provide certain information to us or if you have a choice.
How do we store your information?
Your personal information is retained in line with the school’s Records Management Policy, which can be found on the school website - www.berkswichceprimary.co.uk
For more information about how we securely store your information, please see the school’s Data Protection Policy which can also be located on the school’s website. Please also refer to the schools Data Breach Policy for more information about how we securely store your information.
Who do we share your information with?
We routinely share your information with:
Why do we share your information?
We do not share information about you with anyone without your consent, unless the law and our policies allow us to do so.
We are required to share information about our school workforce with our LA under section 5 of the Education (Supply of Information about the School Workforce, England) Regulations 2007 and amendments.
We are required to share information about you with the DfE under section 5 of the Education (Supply of Information about the School Workforce, England) Regulations 2007 and amendments.
All information we share with the DfE is transferred securely and held by the DfE under a combination of software and hardware controls which meet the current government security policy framework.
How does the government use your data?
The workforce information that we lawfully share with the DfE through data collections:
You can find more information about the data collection requirements placed on us by the DfE by following this link https://www.gov.uk/education/data-collection-and-censuses-for-schools.
The DfE may share your information with third parties who promote the education or wellbeing of pupils or the effective deployment of staff by:
The DfE has robust processes in place to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is maintained and there are controls in place regarding access to and use of the information. The DfE makes decisions on whether they will share personal information with third parties based on an approval process, where the following areas are considered in detail:
To have access to school workforce information, organisations must comply with strict terms and conditions covering the confidentiality and handling of information, security arrangements and retention of the information.
How to find out what personal information the DfE holds about you
Under the Data Protection Act 2018, you are entitled to ask the DfE what personal information it holds about you. You have the right to ask the DfE:
To exercise these rights, you should make a subject access request. Information on how to do this can be found by following this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-education/about/personal-information-charter
You can also contact the DfE directly using its online contact form by following this link: https://www.gov.uk/contact-dfe
We share data with the pension funds, (either the Teachers’ Pension Scheme, or the LA Pension Fund), to allow accurate records to be kept of your pension entitlement.
This information is necessary to ensure they hold the correct data for the administration of the scheme as outlined in the scheme regulations, which can be found in the Teachers’ Pension Scheme Regulations or in the LGPS Pension Regulations.
What are your rights?
You have specific rights to the processing of your data, these are the right to:
If you want to request access to the personal information we hold about you, please contact Nikki Proctor (DPO). See contact details below.
If you are concerned about the way we are collecting or using your information, please raise your concern with the school’s DPO in the first instance. You can also contact the ICO at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/
Updating this privacy notice
We may need to update this privacy notice periodically if we change how we collect and process data. The school will inform you when this privacy notice has changed; however, we also recommend that you revisit this privacy notice periodically.
This privacy notice was last updated January, 2022.
How to withdraw consent and lodge complaints
Where our school processes your personal data with your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.
If you change your mind or are unhappy with how our school uses your personal data, you should let us know by contacting the DPO (contact details below).
How can you find out more information?
If you require further information about how we and/or the DfE store and use your personal data, please visit our website to view our Data Protection Policy and Record Management Policy via www.berkswichceprimary.co.uk or visit the Gov.UK website.
If you would like to discuss anything in this privacy notice, please contact Ms Jackson (headteacher) or the school’s DPO:
Information Governance Manager
Staffordshire County Council
Information Governance Unit – Directorate of Strategy, Governance and Change
IGU | Staffordshire County Council
4th Floor, Staffordshire Place 1,
Tipping Street, Stafford, ST16 2DH (01785) 278109
Please use the link passed to you by school to sign that you have read the staff privacy notice and understand:
A paper copy is available from the office on request.