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Privacy Notice

We Little Heath 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 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.

We will not give information about you 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 information about you to the Local Authority and the Department for Education (DfE)

If you want to see a copy of the information about you that we hold and/or share, please contact the headteacher.

If you require more information about how the Local Authority (LA) and/or DfE store and use your information, then please go to the following websites:

http://www.redbridge.gov.uk/cms/education_and_young_people/school_support_information/strategies_plans_and_policy.aspx and http://media.education.gov.uk/assets/files/doc/w/what%20the%20department%20does%20with%20data%20on%20pupils%20and%20children.doc http://www.education.gov.uk/researchandstatistics/childrenandyoungpeople/a0064391/who-the-department-passes-pupil-data-to

If you are unable to access these websites we can send you a copy of this information. Please contact the LA or DfE as follows:

  • Research & Data Team
    Lynton House
    255-259 High Road
    Ilford
    Essex
    IG1 1NN
  • 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

In addition for Secondary and Middle deemed Secondary Schools

Once you are aged 13 or over, we are required by law to pass on certain information to the provider 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 address of you and your parents (and your date of birth) and any further information relevant to the support services' role.

However, until you are aged 16 or older, your parent(s) can ask that no information beyond your name, address and date of birth (and their name and address) be passed on to the youth services provider. This right transfers to you on your 16th birthday. Please inform the headteacher if this is what you or your parents wish.

For more information about young peoples' services, please go to the Directgov Young People page at www.direct.gov.uk/en/YoungPeople/index.htm or the LA website shown above.

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is intended to describe how your personal information is processed and used. Please note that by visiting and using this website you are accepting the practices described.

Visitor Information

Every computer connected to the Internet is provided with a domain name and an IP Address. When a visitor requests a web page from within the Little Heath School website, our servers automatically identify and log the HTTP request that is made.

This information reveals nothing personal about you. In fact, the only information that we automatically gather and log is as follows: the IP address of the site that may have referred you; your IP address; the web page that you may have linked to us from, if any; the product identifier for version and make of browser (e.g. Internet Explorer 9); the operating system platform that you may be running (e.g. Windows); search words or terms that are passed from a search engine (e.g. Google or Yahoo).

Little Heath School has found it advantageous to examine visitor traffic so that we can ensure maximum compatibility for the various browsers and operating systems that visit our site. By analysing visitation patterns, referring URLs and search engine terms, we can strategically enhance our exposure across the Internet.

Cookies and log information

This website does issue 'cookies' (these are small files of information which websites use to identify its users), however, these do not contain personal information. Little Heath School does not share this data with third parties. You can disable cookies by altering the settings of your browser and the website will still function.

What other information does Little Heath School request?

We may also request your email address or mailing address for the purposes of conducting a survey or to add you to our mailing list, or by your request to have someone contact you for additional information. Whenever we request the identity of a visitor, we will clearly indicate the purpose of the inquiry before the information is requested.

Anti-Spam Policy

We enforce a strict 'Anti-Spam' policy that means we do not intend to sell, rent, or otherwise give your e-mail address to a third-party without your consent.

In addition, Little Heath School will not send you email that you have not agreed to receive. If you are a member of our mailing list, you may be contacted with announcements, news, portfolio additions, and new products or services.

With each email sent, you have the option of 'unsubscribing' from our mailing list at any time, thereby disabling any further such email communication from being sent. If you wish to have specific communications with a member of the Little Heath School staff, you will be required to provide specific information that will be routed to the appropriate contact within the school.

Third Parties

Little Heath School will disclose your personal information or any of its log file information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such actions are necessary.

Security

Little Heath School uses all reasonable precautions to keep the information disclosed to us secure. Furthermore, we are not responsible for any breach of security or for any actions of any third parties that receive the information.

Any changes to this Privacy Policy will be posted so that you are always aware of the information that we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.