Written by Mrs M Farrelly
BLESSED HUGH FARINGDON CATHOLIC SCHOOL PRIVACY NOTICE
Privacy Notice - Data Protection Act 1998
We, Blessed Hugh Faringdon Catholic School are the 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:
- Support your teaching and learning;
- Monitor and report on your progress
- Provide appropriate pastoral care, and
- Assess how well your school is doing
This information includes your contact details, national curriculum assessment results, attendance information and personal characteristics such as your ethnic group, special educational needs and any relevant medical information. If you are enrolling for post 14 qualifications we will be provided with your unique learner number 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 of your information to the Local Authority and the Department for Education (DfE)
If you want to see a copy of the information we hold and share about you then please contact the Headteacher in writing
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, please contact the LA or DfE as follows:
- Data Protection Officer, Civic Centre, Reading, RG1 7AE
- Public Communications Unit, Department for Education, Sanctuary Buildings
Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3BT
Telephone: 0870 000 2288
In addition for Secondary Schools
Connexions Services - Once you are aged 13 or over we are required to pass on certain information to the Connexions services. Connexions are the government's support service for all young people aged 13 to 19 in England. We must provide both your and your parents(s) name and address, and any further information relevant to the Connexions services' role. However, you (if you are over 16) or your parents can ask that no Information beyond name and address be passed to Connexions. Please inform the school Office Manager if you wish to opt-out of this arrangement. For more information about Connexions please go to the LA website shown above.
*Local Authority to provide link to their website with info on uses they make of data and any other organisations they share data with such as Connexions. Ideally they should also provide an address where parents without internet access can write for information.
Written by Mrs M Farrelly
Eligibility for Free School Meals
Children whose parents receive any of the following support payments may be entitled to receive free school meals:
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit, (provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit) and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs
Children who themselves receive Income Support or Income-based Jobseekers Allowance are also entitled to receive free school meals.
Children under the compulsory school age who are in full time education may also be entitled to receive free school meals.
If you think your child is entitled to free school meals, you will need fill in an application form and pass to your child’s school with documentary evidence supporting your claim.
See further information and a downloadable application form below.
Free School Meal Reimbursement
Please contact your child’s school if you feel that you are entitled to a reimbursement i.e. if you have paid for any school meals during your period of entitlement to Income Support, Income Based Job Seeker’s Allowance, Child Tax Credit (but not in receipt of Working Families Tax Credit at the same time) or Guarantee element of State Pension Credit.
Please note that claims can only be backdated to the point that the FSM application was made. This is because there is a legal requirement for a request to be made before a FSM can be provided. You will not be permitted to claim reimbursement for meals that were paid for in a previous term where the evidence to confirm entitlement would have been available at that time but was not provided.
Proof of payment will be required to process your claim and should be submitted directly to the school, who is responsible for handling your claim. Any reimbursement will be paid directly via your child’s school.