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The school workforce: those employed to teach, or otherwise engaged to work at, a school or a local authority 


Privacy Notice - Data Protection Act 1998


We Ridgeway School are the Data Controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act.


We process personal data relating to those we employ to work at, or otherwise engage to work at, our school.  This is for employment purposes to assist in the running of the school and/or to enable individuals to be paid. The collection of this information will benefit both national and local users by:


  • improving the management of workforce data across the sector
  • enabling development of a comprehensive picture of the workforce and how it is deployed
  • informing the development of recruitment and retention policies
  • allowing better financial modelling and planning
  • enabling ethnicity and disability monitoring; and
  • supporting the work of the School Teachers’ Review Body


This personal data includes some or all of the following - identifiers such as name and National Insurance Number and characteristics such as ethnic group; employment contract and remuneration details, qualifications and absence information.


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 on some of this data to:

  • the Local Authority (LA)
  • the Department for Education (DfE) 


If you require more information about how the LA and/or DfE store and use this data please go to the following websites:




If you are unable to access these websites, please contact the LA or DfE as follows:


  • Business and Commissioning Intelligence Service

Strategic Commissioning

People Group

Saltisford Office Park

Ansell Way, Warwick, CV34 4UL





  • Public Communications Unit
    Department for Education
    Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith Street, London
    SW1P 3BT



Telephone:      0370 000 2288