Droylsden Academy is committed to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 which came into force on 1 January 2005 and included Academies in the Academies Act 2010, with effect from 1 January 2011. Academies are committed to the principles of accountability and the general right of access to information, subject to legal exemptions. The attached scheme outlines the Academy framework for managing requests.
Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, any person has a legal right to ask for access to information held by the Academies. They are entitled to be told whether the Academy holds the information, and to receive a copy, subject to certain exemptions.
Requests under the Act must be made in writing, (which can include email), and should include the enquirer’s name and correspondence address, and state what information they require.
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We, Droylsden Academy, 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:
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 Department for Education (DfE) and, in turn, this will be available for the use(s) of the Local Authority.
If you want to see a copy of the information about you that we hold and/or share, please contact Mr C Fenton - Senior Data Manager. 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:
If you are unable to access these websites you can receive copies of this information from the contacts below. Please contact the LA or DfE as follows:
The Borough Solicitor
Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council
Dukinfield Town Hall
Ministerial and Public Communications Division
Department for Education
Telephone: 0370 000 2288
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 Mr Fenton if this is what you or your parents wish.
This article available to download below summarises the Department of Educations safeguarding guidance for schools, published in March 2015 and updated in September 2016. It outlines the safeguarding arrangements that should be in place and duties that Droylsden Academy and other schools must comply with.
Keeping Children Safe in Education' is statutory guidance and replaces the government’s previous safeguarding guidance and it comes into effect immediately.