Data Protection Act 1998
We, Carlton Junior and Infant School are a data controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act. We collect information from you and may receive information about you from your previous school and the Learning Records Service. We hold this personal data and use it to:
- Support your teaching and learning;
- Monitor and report on your progress;
- Provide appropriate pastoral care, and
- Assess how well your school is doing.
This information includes your contact details, national curriculum assessment results, attendance information  and personal characteristics such as your ethnic group, any special educational needs and relevant medical 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 some information about you to the Local Authority (LA) and the Department for Education (DfE)
If you want to see a copy of the information about you that we hold and/or share, please contact Mrs O Brien or Mrs Malone in the school office.
If you require more information about how the Local Authority (LA) and/or DfE store and use your information, then please go to the following websites:
If you are unable to access these websites we can send you a copy of this information. Please contact the LA or DfE as follows:
- Kirklees Council, Information Access Officer
Telephone: 01484 221744
- Public Communications Unit Website: www.education.gov.uk
Department for Education email: http://www.education.gov.uk/help/contactus
Sanctuary Buildings Telephone: 0370 000 2288
Great Smith Street
The School has a duty of care to all of their pupils, and this care comes into being everyday at the start of the school day and whilst the pupil is on school premises. In order to assist with this duty this school has made the decision to use a text messaging service to communicate more easily on a number of subjects involving their children, such as First Day Absence, Emergency Closure, Reminders of Holidays and Events.
To inform parents or designated carers of important issues the Text Messaging Service will send a standard text message to the designated mobile phone number. Apart from the contact telephone number and the pupil’s first name, no other personal data will be retained by the Texting Company.
If you require any further information please contact the School.
 Daily attendance information for children under the age of 4 at Early Years Settings and Maintained Schools is recorded and monitored and may be sent to the LA, but is not sent to the DfE.