St Leonard’s Nursery School has a legal responsibility to deliver an effective educational programme to its pupils. In order to do this, we need to collect personal data about our pupils/children and their families so that we can help them learn, include: keep them safe. The type of personal data we will collect are detailed below.
Data about our pupils/children and their families
This will include the name, address and contact details of the pupil/child and relevant family members. It will also include information about relevant medical conditions, any additional supports which are needed, and their family situation.
We need this information to ensure we know our pupils/children and their families, and to ensure we are able to educate them appropriately, and keep them safe.
We will also collect personal data relating to personal characteristics, such as ethnic group to enable statistics to be reported. We need this information so the Council can ensure it is delivering education appropriately to all its citizens.
Data about pupils/children at school/within ELC setting
This will include data about progress, assessments, and exam results. It will also include records of attendance, absence, and any exclusions. We need this information to understand how our pupils/children are progressing, and to assess how we can help them to achieve their best.
Data about when and where they go after they leave us
This will include information about their next setting/school, career paths or intended destinations. We need this information to ensure we support our pupils/children in all their transitions and do all that we can to help their future be a success.
There will be times where we also receive information about from other organisations, such as previous school, the previous local authority where that school or ELC setting was based, NHS Lothian, Police Scotland, Social work, Additional Support Services, and sometimes other organisations or groups connected to a pupil’s education. We use this data similarly to the above: to support our pupils’ learning, monitor and report on their progress, provide appropriate pastoral care, and assess the quality of our services.
When we collect and use personal data within school/ELC setting, and for the reasons detailed above, we will normally be acting in accordance with our public task. Occasionally we are also required to process personal data because the law requires us to do so, or because it is necessary to protect someone’s life.