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Leadership and Training Centre

Privacy Statement

Personal data

“Personal data” means any information relating to an identifiable living person who can be directly or indirectly identified through that information. The LTC process data in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (the“GDPR”).

Who are we?

The LTC is the data controller, and for any queries in relation to the handling of personal data may be contacted at LTC, Shenley Brook End School, Walbank Grove, Shenley Brook End, Milton Keynes, MK5 7ZT. For the purposes of your application for DfE funded courses (e.g. NPQ Scholarship, BAMEplc), the Department for Education (“DfE”) or its authorised delivery partner are a joint data controller.

What data are we collecting, and what will we use it for?

The personal data provided by you on course application/scholarship application forms. The LTC will use your data in two ways:

  1. The entirety of the form data you provide may be transferred to the DfE (via a secure web portal provided by the DfE) or its authorised delivery partner, so that they may process your application.
  2. Your contact details and the school you work for, plus the fact that you have applied for a course or scholarship, will be added to our customer database, where it is used for the following purposes:
  • to enable access to relevant paid-for resources and member benefits, some of which are provided electronically via email and/or web.;
  • to record accreditations and engagement with our various products, services and networks;
  • to support targeted marketing of services that we believe will be of interest to you based on the data we hold. All electronic marketing communications contain instructions on how to opt out of further marketing;
  • to customise the content of web pages on our site to reflect topics we think will be of most interest to you based on the data we hold.

The DfE will use your data in two ways:

  1. To administer the disbursement of public funds for scholarships
  2. To conduct research, evaluation, planning and statistical analysis in the public interest to understand the characteristics of who accesses, completes and benefits from its programmes and in what way, and who does not.

Why is our use of your personal data lawful?

The LTC’s use of your data described above is lawful because:

  1. The transfer of the form data you provide to the DFE (other than the sensitive data – ethnicity and disability) is based on the legitimate interests of the LTC in delivering the contract we have with DfE or its delivery partners to apply for scholarships on behalf of delegates on our courses
  2. The collection of the sensitive data you provide (ethnicity and disability) and its transfer to the DfE is only provided if you give us your consent to do so
  3. Storing your contact details in our customer database meets the LTC’s legitimate interests of providing services to customers, and marketing to potential customers

The DfE’s use of your data described above is lawful because:

  1. The non-sensitive data is processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act Schedule 2(5)(c), the exercise of any functions of the Crown, a Minister of the Crown or a government department
  2. The sensitive data (disability) is processed in accordance with Data Protection Act Schedule 3(7)(c) – the processing is necessary for the exercise of any functions of the Crown, a Minister of the Crown or a government department. This is to ensure that the department is able to comply with the public sector equality duty.
  3. The sensitive data (ethnicity) is processed in accordance with Data Protection Act schedule 3(9): the processing is of sensitive personal data consisting of information as to racial or ethnic origin, is necessary for the purpose of identifying or keeping under review the existence or absence of equality of opportunity or treatment between persons of different racial or ethnic origins, with a view to enabling such equality to be promoted or maintained and, is carried out with appropriate safeguards for the rights and freedoms of data subjects.

How is your data secured?

The LTC and the DfE apply suitable operational and technical measures to ensure personal data is kept securely and protected against unauthorised access or disclosure.

How do Scholarships for NPQ Programmes work?

NPQ scholarships are subject to the Department of Education approval of Supporting Evidence. The department reserves the right to not approve Supporting Evidence where it deems that the Supporting Evidence does not adequately evidence the criteria for Selected NPQ Course Participants. Payment of approved scholarship funds will be made direct to the payee identified in this application, which in most cases will be the school of the participant. Course Participants consent to the LTC informing the Department of Education if they do not complete the course.

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