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GDPR Parental Consent

At Our Children 1st we strive to ensure that success is inevitable by providing outstanding learning opportunities to develop knowledge, skills and aspirations. In order to achieve this we need to work in partnership with parents, students, governors, the Local Authority and carefully selected outside agencies.

We are the Data Controller for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the personal data we hold is used to support teaching and learning, monitor and report on your child’s progress, provide appropriate pastoral care and assess how well your child is doing.

Due to GDPR regulations with effect from May 2018, schools must now provide parents with an opportunity to opt in or out of any data sharing. We will not give information about you to anyone outside the school without your consent unless the law and our rules permit it. However, we are required by law to pass some of your information to the Local Authority (LA) and the Department for Child, School and Families (DCSF).

What information is being collected and why?

We collect emergency contact information including names, addresses, mobile numbers and email addresses from you. In order to be more environmentally-friendly, we communicate school information via email, SMS text messaging and smartphone app based push notifications.

We collect ethnicity information, special education needs, meal preferences and travel arrangements for use in the Annual School Census and Local Authority data captures.

We collect medical information and food allergy information in order to provide appropriate care within school.

We periodically collect Assessment data in order to assess progress and identify additional areas of development that may be needed.

How is data collected?

We ask for Data Sheets and Consent Forms to be completed by parents. We can also receive electronic data transfers from previous primary schools via the DfE’s Secure Access site providing previous attendance history and assessment data, etc.

Staff complete digital marksheets to provide progress and assessment data, which is then reported to parents through reports and consultation evenings.

How will it the information be used?

We take your privacy seriously and data is only used in conjunction with providing the best possible care and education for your child.   It is used to assess learning, to set up user accounts to assist with personalised learning, to facilitate home-school communication and emergency information so we can contact parents.

Who will it be shared with?

Any third party that we share your data with has  been rigorously checked by following our procedures. Our third parties are listed on the Data Sharing and Consent Form.

We operate an ‘opt-in’ policy for all of these services but refusal to share information with any of them could have a negative effect on your child’s educational experience.

We thank you for your continued support and are happy to answer any further questions you may have.

Kind regards

Mrs H Adams

Head Teacher

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I confirm have read the above information and understand the reasons that data I put on the Contact Information sheet is shared. I will indicate my permission for my child’s data to be shared with the following parties on the list/form below.

I understand that this form is valid from the date it is signed and for the entire period of time that my child attends this school. I may however, withdraw my permission at any time by writing to the school.

Acceptable Use Policy

Our Children 1st MAT provides IT resources for students to use to enhance teaching and learning, accessible from both inside and outside school. These include:

These  resources  are  provided  by the  school for  teaching  and  learning  purposes  only. During school, teachers will guide pupils towards appropriate materials on the Internet. Outside of school, families bear the same responsibility for such guidance as they engage with information sources such as TV, telephones, movies radio and other potentially offensive media.

In order for your child to be able to access the internet at school you must complete the permission form above.

Parent/Guardian

As parent or legal guardian of the pupil named above, I grant permission for my child to use electronic mail and the internet. I understand that pupils will be held accountable for their own actions. I also understand that some materials on the internet may be objectionable and I accept responsibility for setting standards for my child to follow when selection, sharing and exploring information and media.

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.