Staff/ Volunteer Information
This notice explains what personal data (information) we hold about staff (and volunteers), how we collect, how we use and may share information about you. We are required to give you this information under data protection law.
Who are we?
Bromley Beacon Academy and Bromley Trust Academy with our parent organisations the London South East Academies Trust and London & South East Education Group collects, uses and is responsible for certain personal information about you. When we do so we are regulated under the General Data Protection Regulation which applies across the European Union (including in the United Kingdom) and we are responsible as ‘controller’ of that personal information for the purposes of those laws.
The personal information we collect and use
Information collected by us in the course of employing staff in our school we collect the following personal information when you provide it to us:
- Personal information (such as name, address, contact details, employee or teacher number, national insurance number)
- Characteristics (such as gender, age, ethnic group)
- Contract information (such as start dates, hours worked, post, roles and salary information)
- Work absence information (such as number of absences and reasons)
- Qualifications (and, where relevant, subjects taught)
- Relevant medical information
- Information about training you have received during the term of your employment
How we use your personal information
We use your personal information to:
- Enable individuals to be paid
- Support pension payments and calculations
- Fulfil our obligation of maintaining a Single Central Register (SCR) of staff, volunteers and other stakeholders
- Enable sickness monitoring
- Enable leave payments (such as sick pay and maternity leave)
- Develop a comprehensive picture of the workforce and how it is deployed
- Inform the development of recruitment and retention policies
- Inform financial audits of the school
- Fulfil our duty of care towards our staff
- Fulfil our duty of care towards and safeguard our students
- Inform national workforce policy monitoring and development
How long your personal data will be kept
When you leave our employment, we will hold your personal information for up to 6 years in line with London South East College's personnel retention record keeping guidelines.
Reasons we can collect and use your personal information
- We rely on having a legitimate reason as your employer to collect and use your personal information, and to comply with our statutory obligations, and to carry out tasks in the public interest. If we need to collect special category (sensitive) personal information, we rely upon reasons of substantial public interest (equality of opportunity or treatment).
- We are required to share information about our workforce members under section 5 of the Education (Supply of Information about the School Workforce) (England) Regulations 2007 and amendments.
- Who we share your personal information with
- Department for Education (DfE)
- London South East Colleges and London South East Academies Trust
- Basic details (not extended or special categories of information) is also shared with external companies to be able to provide you with a login to their resources (please see our data map above)
- We will also share personal information with law enforcement or other authorities if required by applicable law.
- The DfE may share information about school employees with third parties who promote the education or well-being of children or the effective deployment of school staff in England by:
- conducting research or analysis
- producing statistics
- providing information, advice or guidance
The DfE has robust processes in place to ensure the confidentiality of our data is maintained and there are stringent controls in place regarding access and use of the data. Decisions on whether DfE releases data to third parties are subject to a strict approval process and based on a detailed assessment of:
- who is requesting the data
- the purpose for which it is required
- the level and sensitivity of data requested: and
- the arrangements in place to store and handle the data
To be granted access to school workforce information, organisations must comply with its strict terms and conditions covering the confidentiality and handling of the data, security arrangements and retention and use of the data.
Under the GDPR you have rights which you can exercise free of charge which allow you to:
- Know what we are doing with your information and why we are doing it
- Ask to see what information we hold about you (Subject Access Requests)
- Ask us to correct any mistakes in the information we hold about you
- Object to direct marketing
- Make a complaint to the Information Commissioners Office
- Withdraw consent (if applicable)
Depending on our reason for using your information you may also be entitled to:
- Ask us to delete information we hold about you
- Have your information transferred electronically to yourself or to another organisation
- Object to decisions being made that significantly affect you
- Object to how we are using your information
- Stop us using your information in certain ways
We will always seek to comply with your request however we may be required to hold or use your information to comply with legal duties. Please note: your request may delay or prevent us delivering a service to you.
For further information about your rights, including the circumstances in which they apply, see the guidance from the UK Information Commissioners Office (ICO) on individuals’ rights under the General Data Protection Regulation.
If you would like to exercise a right, please contact our Data Controllers and/or Data Protection Officer
Keeping your personal information secure
We have appropriate security measures in place to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost, or used or accessed in an unauthorised way. We limit access to your personal information to those who have a genuine business need to know it. Those processing your information will do so only in an authorised manner and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We also have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach. We will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected data security breach where we are legally required to do so.
Requesting access to your personal data
Under data protection legislation, people have the right to request access to information about them that we hold. To make a request for your personal information, or be given access to your child’s educational record, please complete our Subject Access Request form.
You also have the right to:
- prevent processing for the purpose of direct marketing
- in certain circumstances, have inaccurate personal data rectified, blocked, erased or destroyed; and
- claim compensation for damages caused by a breach of the Data Protection regulations
If you have a concern about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, you should raise your concern with the Data Controllers and Data Protection Officer in the first instance or directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/