Information for Parents & Carers
Data Protection: Privacy Notice
I am writing to confirm the obligations of St Hugh’s School in terms of sharing key information within the context of the Data Protection Act, which we are required to do every academic year.
The school holds information on students in order to support their teaching and learning, to monitor and report on progress, to provide appropriate pastoral care and to assess how well the school as a whole is doing. From time to time schools are required to pass on some of this data to Local Authorities, the Department for Education and to agencies prescribed by law, such as Ofsted.
This information includes contact details, national curriculum assessment results, attendance information, characteristics such as ethnic group, special educational needs and any other relevant information.
Data held about students must only be used for specific purposes allowed by law. In addition, the school will on occasion wish to publish photographs celebrating and publicising student success via school publications, the school website and in the local press, unless otherwise advised by parents/carers.
A paper copy of the current Privacy Notices, which explain in more detail about the requirements placed upon the school in this regard, is attached and available from the school office on request and electronically from the school’s website.
Child Protection & Safeguarding Guidelines
I wish to remind you of the school’s position with regard to any Child Protection issues that may arise which cause concern for the welfare of the children involved.
Remember that we do this, not only because we care about the well-being of each of the children in our school, but also because the Local Education Authority provides clear Guidelines on Child Protection which we must follow. The Local Education Authority require St Hugh’s to report to Social Services whenever a child is harmed or they have said they have been harmed.
We are not allowed to cross-examine a child or to share our concerns with the parents or carers. The case is then entirely in the hands of Social Services who will investigate and decide what, if any, further action to take. This will then be shared with the parent/carer.
We all know that bumps and bruises happen all the time and that there is usually a simple explanation. That is why it is very important that you keep the school informed of any real concerns or worries at all times. Please do not hesitate to contact me if we can help in any way.
Mrs T Millard, Headteacher
Feedback Reports for Parents & Carers
The following reports have been published:
|Title of Report|
|Communication with our Stakeholders|
|Parent Evening Feedback (May 2015)|
|Sports Relief Parent/Carer Event 2016 Feedback|
Sports Relief Parent/Carer Event Feedback
Feedback from the Sports Relief Parent/Carer Event 2016 was as follows:
- 85% - Very Good
- 15% - Good
- 0% - Poor
A graph showing the feedback results and comments can be viewed here.