We use information about the children we provide services for to help us to plan and manage things like school admissions, safeguarding and the assessment of any special educational needs.
We use information about pupils:
- for research
- for statistical purposes
- to inform
- to check and develop education policy and strategies
Access to information is managed on a strictly 'need to know' basis. Where information is shared this is always done in an appropriately secure manner.
Information is kept in line with Thurrock Council's Document Retention Policy before being securely disposed of.
Pupil information may be matched with other data sources that we hold to:
- model and monitor pupils' educational progress
- provide comprehensive information for learning institutions to help them operate
Pupils have certain rights under the Data Protection Act. These include a general right of access to personal data held about them. Parents exercise this right on their behalf if they are under 12 years-old.
You can ask to see personal information about you or your child held by us.