Data Protection Privacy Notices
Schools, Local Authorities and other organisations are known as
“data controllers” because they hold, use and share data about
people. These organisations have to provide those people, with
details of who they (the organisations) are, what they use the
personal data for, and any other information such as any other
people they might pass the data on to. This is normally done, by
issuing a “Data Protection Privacy Notice”.
A Data Protection Privacy Notice, giving basic details
about those organisations which hold information on school pupils,
is sent to parents. As only basic details have been included, we
have provided further information in two additional documents,
known as Layer 2 and Layer 3.
In accordance with the Data Protection Act, parents have the
right of access to curricular and educational records pertaining to
their child, which are kept at the school. If the child is 16 or 17
years of age then the parent and their child have a right of
access. If the pupil of the school is aged 18 years or over then
only the pupil has a right of access.
Access to this information is restricted to parents and
students, however it could be that certain other people can access
this information, for example the police, but they must give
reasons and may not be prompted.
Governors are required to make a pupil's record available to a
parent or the pupil only on receipt of a written request. A
response to such a request must be made within 15 school days.
Information Protection and Assurance Unit
Rochdale OL16 1YR
Tel: 01706 925505