We [Bowland High] are the Data Controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act. We collect information from you, and may receive information about you from your previous school. 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 ethnic group, special educational needs and any relevant medical information.
We will not give information about you to anyone outside the school without your consent unless the law and our rules permit it.
We are required by law to pass some of your information to the Local Authority (LA), and the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF).
If you want to see a copy of the information we hold and share about you then please contact Miss Taylor, the Headteacher’s PA.
If you require more information about how the LA and/or DCSF store and use this data please see related documents:
- What the LA does with Pupils' and School Workforce data
- What the DCSF does with Pupils' data
If you need any further clarification, please contact the LA or the DCSF as follows:
- Stephen Clark – Data Collection Manager – 01772 531 317
- Public Communications Unit
Department for Children, Schools and Families
Great Smith Street
tel: 0870 000 2288
In addition for Secondary age pupils
Connexions Services - Once you are aged 13 or over we are required to pass on certain information to the Connexions services. Connexions is the government's information and advice service for all young people aged 13 to 19 in England.
We must provide both your own and your parent/s' name/s and address/es, 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 Miss A Taylor, the Headteacher’s PA, if you wish to opt-out of this arrangement. For more information about Connexions please, please contact the Local Authority as shown above.
Attendance information is not collected for pupils under 5 at Early Years Settings or Maintained Schools.