Data Protection

Privacy Notice – Data Protection Act 1998

We Millom School are a 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 and 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[1] and personal characteristics such as your ethnic group, any special educational needs and relevant medical information. If you are enrolling for post 14 qualifications we will be provided with your unique learner number (ULN) by the Learning Records Service and may also obtain from them details of any learning or qualifications you have undertaken.

In addition

Once you are aged 13 or over, we are required by law to pass on certain information to providers of youth support services in your area. This is the local authority support service for young people aged 13 to 19 in England. We must provide the names and addresses of you and your parent(s), and any further information relevant to the support services’ role.

However, if you are over 16, you (or your parent(s)) can ask that no information beyond names, addresses and your date of birth be passed to the support service. This right transfers to you on your 16th birthday. Please tell Miss S Kershaw, Deputy Admin Manager if you wish to opt out of this arrangement. For more information about young people’s services, please go to the National Careers Service page at https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/aboutus/Pages/default.aspx

We will not give information about you to anyone without your consent unless the law and our policies allow us to.

We are required by law to pass some information about you to our Local Authority (LA) and the Department for Education.

If you need more information about how the LA and DfE store and use your information, then please go to the following websites:

http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/childrensservices/schoolsandlearning/schools/privacynotice.asp

and

http://www.education.gov.uk/researchandstatistics/datatdatam/b00212337/datause

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If you cannot access these websites, please contact the LA or DfE as follows:

Business Systems and Information Management Team
Children’s Services
5 Portland Square
Carlisle
CA1 1PU
website: www.cumbria.gov.uk/childrensservices
email: shaun.smith@cumbriacc.gov.uk
tel: 01228 226860

Public Communications Unit
Department for Education
Sanctuary Buildings
Great Smith Street
London
SW1P 3BT 

Website: www.education.gov.uk

Email: http://www.education.gov.uk/help/contactus
Telephone: 0370 000 2288

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[1] Attendance is not collected for pupils under 5 at Early Years Settings or Maintained Schools as part of Censuses for the Department for Education. This footnote can be removed where Local Authorities collect attendance for under 5’s for their own specific purposes.