Freedom of Information
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 provides public access to information held by public authorities.
It does this in two ways:
The Act covers any recorded information that is held by a public authority in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and by UK-wide public authorities based in Scotland. Information held by Scottish public authorities is covered by Scotland’s own Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
Public authorities include government departments, local authorities, the NHS, state schools and police forces.
Recorded information includes printed documents, computer files, letters, emails, photographs, and sound or video recordings.
The Act does not give people access to their own personal data (information about themselves) such as their health records or credit reference file. If a member of the public wants to see information that a public authority holds about them, they should make a data protection subject access request.
More information can be found here Freedom of Information
The Data Protection Act 2018 controls how your personal information is used by organisations, businesses or the government.
Everyone responsible for using personal data has to follow strict rules called ‘data protection principles’. They must make sure the information is:
There is stronger legal protection for more sensitive information, such as:
There are separate safeguards for personal data relating to criminal convictions and offences.
Under the Data Protection Act 2018, you have the right to find out what information the government and other organisations store about you. These include the right to:
You also have rights when an organisation is using your personal data for:
More information on the schools policies can be found on our policies section
Copyright protects literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works as well as films, sound recordings, book layouts, and broadcasts. As a school if we want to copy or use a copyright work we usually have to get permission from the copyright owner, but there are a few exceptions where we can copy or use part or all of a copyright work without permission. Where a work contains a performance, the performer will also have rights over how the work is used. The exceptions to copyright also apply to these related rights.
As a school we are committed to complying with current copyright legislation. More information can be found here Copyright Legislation