The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives members of the public the right to access official information held by Public Authorities. Requests should be made in writing to:

Abbots Farm Junior School, Abbotts Way, Rugby. CV21 4AP and will be dealt with within the statutory 20 working days.

As well as responding to requests for information made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the school is required to publish information proactively. Please read our policy and procedures below for further information:

Freedom of Information Policy and Procedure

The Freedom of Information Act requires every School to have a publication scheme, approved by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), and to publish information covered by the scheme. The scheme sets out our commitment to make certain classes of information routinely available, such as policies and procedures, minutes of meetings, annual reports and financial information.

Abbots Farm Junior School has adopted the Information Commissioner’s Model Publication Scheme in its entirety and have produced a guide to information which sets out the information we hold, where it can be obtained and whether a fee is payable.

These guides can be accessed below by clicking below.

ICO Model Publication Scheme

Data Protection

The Data Protection Act 1998 has put in place numerous safeguards regarding the use of personal data by organisations, including the Department for Education, Local Authorities and Schools. This area of law is complex. The Act gives rights to those (known as data subjects) about whom data is held. This includes:

·         the right to know the types of data being held

·         why it is being held, and

·         to whom it may be communicated.

Privacy notices are designed to meet these needs and should be brought to the attention of all pupils and staff for whom data is being submitted in the School Census and the School Workforce Census.

Schools are responsible for doing this for their pupils and staff and it is suggested that the Privacy Notice be included as part of an induction pack, be put on the school website and/or posted on the staff notice board/intranet. They do notneed to be issued on an annual basis as long as new pupils and staff are made aware of the notices and that they are readily available electronically or in paper format.

The Data Protection Act 1998 regulates the processing of information, relating to individuals including the obtaining, holding, use or disclosure of such information. The Act places a legal responsibility on the School to ensure that data collected and processed receives the highest level of protection. The Act also provides individuals who are the subject of personal data (data subjects) with certain rights to ensure that data held is accurate and up to date.

If you wish to make a subject access request to find out what information is held about you please send a request in writing using the contact details set out below. 

Abbots Farm Junior School, Abbotts Way, Rugby. CV21 4AP. The School is under a statutory duty to comply with your request within 40 calendar days.

A £10 statutory fee will apply to all Subject Access Requests.

If you wish to know what information we process and why, please view our documents below.

Abbots Farm Data Protection Policy

Privacy Notice - Pupils

Privacy Notice - Workforce

How the Local Authority Uses data

   

 

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