Data Protection

New Leaf Centre collects and uses personal information about staff, pupils, parents and other individuals who come into contact with the school. This information is gathered in order to enable it to provide education and other associated functions. In addition, there may be a legal requirement to collect and use information to ensure that the school complies with its statutory obligations.

Schools have a duty to be registered, as Data Controllers, with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) detailing the information held and its use. These details are then available on the ICO’s website. Schools also have a duty to issue a Privacy Notice to all pupils/parents, which summarises the information held on living individuals, why it is held and the other parties to whom it may be passed on.

The member(s) of staff responsible for data protection are Mr S Evans, Headteacher.  However all staff must treat all information in a confidential manner and follow the guidelines as set out in this document. The Data Protection officer (DPO) for the schools is:

Paul Withers, Resources & Transformation, Civic Centre 3rd Floor (HR Suite), Walsall Council, Darwall Street, Walsall, WS1 1TP.

Email Address: [email protected]
Contact Telephone Number: 01922 650970

The school is also committed to ensuring that its staff are aware of data protection policies, legal requirements and adequate training is provided to them. The requirements of this policy are mandatory for all staff employed by the school and any third party contracted to provide services within the school.

For details about the Information Commissioner's Office please click on the link below:

Information Commissioner's Office

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