Data Protection

Bishop Luffa School is a data controller, for the purposes of the Data Protection Act. We collect information from you and your child and may receive information about your child from their previous school and the Learning Records Service. We hold this personal data and use it to:

  • support your child’s teaching and learning
  • monitor and report on your child’s progress
  • provide appropriate pastoral care
  • assess how well we are doing with your child

This information includes your child’s contact details, national curriculum assessment results, attendance information and personal characteristics such as ethnic group, any special educational needs and relevant medical information. If your child is enrolling for post14 qualifications we will be provided with their unique learner number (ULN) by the Learning Records Service and may also obtain from them details of any learning or qualifications your child has undertaken.

Once your child is 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 child and parent name(s) and address, and any further information relevant to the support services’ role. However, if your child is over 16, you (or your child) can ask that no information beyond names, address and date of birth be passed to the support service. This right transfers to your child on their 16th birthday.
Please inform Richard Radford, the school SIMS Manager, via the school office if you wish to opt-out of this arrangement.

For more information about young peoples’ services, please go to the Directgov Young People page at www.direct.gov.uk/en/YoungPeople/index.htm .

We will not give information about your child 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 child’s information to the Local Authority and the Department for Education (DfE).

If you want to see a copy of the information we hold and share about your child then please write to Richard Radford, the school SIMs manager, via the school office.

For more information about how the LA and/or DfE store and use this data please go to the following website:

https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/learning/west_sussex_grid_for_learning/management_info__services/performance_team/guidance_notes_and_information/privacy_notice.aspx

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

If you are unable to access these websites, please contact the LA or the DfE as follows:

  • Sue Bryan, Resources and Performance, Adults and Children’s Services, West Sussex County Council, County Hall, Chichester, PO19 1RF
  • Public Communications Unit, Department for Education, Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith Street, London, SW1P 3BT

website: www.education.gov.uk email: info@education.gsi.gov.uk tel: 0870 000 2288