The Eastwood Academy is 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.
- Assess how well your school is doing.
This information includes your contact details, national curriculum assessment results, attendance informationand 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 details of any learning or qualifications you have undertaken.
Once you are 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 both your and your parent’s/s’ name(s) and address, and any further information relevant to the support services’ role.
However, if you are over 16, you (or your parent(s)) can ask that no information beyond names, address and your date of birth be passed to the support service. Please inform the Vice Principal, Mr. C. Niner, if you wish to opt-out of this arrangement.
For more information about young people's services, please go to the National Careers Service page at https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/aboutus/Pages/default.aspx
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 Department for Education (DfE) and, in turn, this will be available for the use(s) of the Local Authority.
You can also contact the DfE using the contact details below.
Public Communications Unit
Department for Education
Great Smith Street
Telephone: 0370 000 2288