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Policies & Legal Information

Data Protection

CDAT and its schools hold data on all our pupils, staff and volunteers which we use for a variety of purposes. Our Privacy Notices below outline how we process personal data and how we apply the data protection principles detailed in the UK GDPR (UK General Data Protection Regulation) and the Data Protection Act 2018. The Trust has appointed Jason Hampton as its Data Protection Officer. His contact details are provided in the Privacy Notices and he can be contacted via email at dpo@cdat.co.uk.

Our Data Protection Policy explains how we protect personal data and how we ensure ongoing compliance with data protection laws. The policy is informed by the Trust's Christian values, which are the basis for all of CDAT's work, and any actions taken will reflect this.

As the UK has now left the EU, there have been some changes to data protection legislation. To comply with the Data Protection, Privacy and Electronic Communications (Amendments etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, every policy, notice and procedural guide that refers to ‘GDPR’ shall now be read as ‘UK GDPR’. The rights, responsibilities and data protection provided by the Data Protection Act 2018 and the GDPR are not changed. Our procedures and arrangements will not change.

COVID and data protection

Please click here for an update regarding the NHS ‘Track and Trace’ scheme and its implications for data protection. For details of the Trust's Privacy Notice in relation to the testing of staff in Primary Schools, please click here.

As part of the government’s COVID-19 catch up package for schools, every state funded primary school with a Reception class is eligible to apply for training and resources. This will help schools to deliver one-to-one and small-group support for five-year-olds whose spoken language skills may have suffered as a result of the pandemic. As part of the programme, participating schools will be able to access online training from the start of the spring term 2021. The Nuffield Early Language Intervention (NELI) was developed with funding by the Nuffield Foundation. It is a 20-week targeted programme designed to improve the oral language skills of children aged 4-5 in need of support in this area. The programme uses use an assessment tool called LanguageScreen. This involves the school sharing pupil data for assessment and research purposes. Parents have the right to withdraw their child from research involving data from LanguageScreen (but their child’s scores can still be available to their child’s school). For further details, please click on the links below:
Subject Access Requests (SARs)

Individuals have the right to access their personal data and supplementary information held by CDAT and our academies. The GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 clarifies that the reason for allowing individuals to access their personal data is so that they are aware of, and can verify, the lawfulness of the processing (please refer to this guidance from the Information Commissioners Office).

If you wish to request information we hold about you, we have provided a form in Appendix 3 of our Data Protection Policy. The form can be downloaded and sent to the relevant CDAT School or you can email the Trust's Data Protection Officer. Any request in writing from an individual (a 'Data Subject') will be considered as a valid request, whatever the format, as long as it contains the relevant information to enable us to deal with your request.

Freedom of Information

The public has the right of access to information the Trust produces in the course of its work. The CDAT Freedom of Information Publication Scheme commits the Trust to make information available to the public as part of its normal business activities. Requests should be sent to dpo@cdat.co.uk or by writing to us.