Data Protection & Freedom of Information
Ivel Valley has a responsibility to ensure that all personal data collected about staff, pupils, parents, governors, visitors and other individuals is collected, stored and in accordance with UK data protection law.
For our Data Protection Policy and Freedom of Information Policy please go to our Policies Page.
Below are the key documents associated with our data protection and Freedom of Information responsibilities.
If you have any queries please contact the office or email GDPR@ivelvalley.beds.sch.uk
Subject Access Requests
Requests for information in relation to a pupil, member of staff or other living individual are dealt with as Subject Access Requests under the Data Protection Act 2018.
Freedom of Information
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 provides public access to information held by public authorities such as schools.
It does this in two ways:
- public authorities are obliged to publish certain information about their activities; and
- members of the public are entitled to request information from public authorities.
Schools, are required under the Freedom of Information Act to adopt a publication scheme that has been approved by the Information Commissioner.
There is currently one approved model publication scheme, which has been produced by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Schools must adopt the ICO’s model scheme and make it publicly available. This can be found here.
Information that is not published under this scheme can be requested in writing. For more information about this please go to the ICO’s guidance which can be found here. Requests should be sent to the school or emailed to GDPR@ivelvalley.beds.sch.uk.