School Data Protection
Bitterne Manor Primary School 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 Fair Processing Notice to all pupils/parents, this summarises the information held on pupils, why it is held and the other parties to whom it may be passed on.
If you require more information, please check the details in the documents below.
We operate the following policy on our website regarding the use of
photographs, to ensure the privacy and safety of pupils at the school:
1. Where pupils are named, only their first names are given;
2. Where a pupil is named, no photograph of that pupil is displayed;
3. Where a photograph is used which shows a pupil, no name is displayed.
By observing these points, the school ensures that visitors to the website cannot link images of pupils to names of pupils. When choosing photographs for the website, the school is mindful of the way pupils may appear in them, and will not include images which are in any way inappropriate, such as close-up portrait shots of individual pupils. The school follows a policy of seeking parents' permission before using images which show pupils on the website. No other private information about pupils is ever published on the website such as surnames or contact details.