Privacy Notice: Data Protection

Privacy Notice – Data Protection Act 1998

The Robert Smyth Academy is the Data Controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act. We collect information about you and may receive information about you from other educational establishments you have attended previously. Information may also be received from 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 the Academy is doing.

This information includes your contact details, national curriculum assessment results, attendance information and personal characteristics such as your ethnic group, special educational needs and any relevant medical information. If you are enrolling for post 14 qualifications we will be provided with your unique learner number by the Learning Records Service and may also obtain from them details of any learning or qualifications you have undertaken.

We will not give information about you to anyone outside the Academy 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 Education (DfE).

If you want to see a copy of the information we hold and share about you then please contact the Data Manager.

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

  • Mike Challands
    Information and Data Team
    Room G8
    County Hall
    LE3 8RF

tel: 0116 305 6637

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

tel:  0870 000 2288

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 support service for all young people aged 13 to 19 in England. We must provide both your name and address, and those of your parents together with any further information relevant to the Connexions services’ role. However, you can ask that no information beyond name and address be passed to Connexions if you are over 16 years old. Your parents also have this right. Please inform the Data Manager if you wish to opt out of this arrangement. For more information about Connexions please go to the Leicestershire County Council Website.