Privacy Policy

Wednesbury Teaching School Alliance takes the privacy of its users seriously. We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our users while providing a personalised and valuable service. This Privacy Policy statement explains the data processing practices of WTSA. If you have any requests concerning your personal information or any queries with regard to these practices please contact us by e-mail: teaching.school@harvillshawthorn.sandwell.sch.uk

Information Collected

We collect personally identifiable information about you (your "Data") through:

  • the use of enquiry and registration forms
  • when you purchase any of our products or services
  • the provision of your details to us either online or offline

The elements of your Data that we collect may include:

  • Name
  • Job title
  • School / College name
  • School / College address, phone and fax number
  • Additional school contacts
  • Mobile/telephone numbers
  • E-mail address
  • Payment information
  • Attendance records
  • Information for market research

Also, for student teachers:
Date of birth, Address, Ethnicity, Disability, Qualifications, Academic progress.

We do not store credit card details nor do we share customer details with any third parties.

Cookie Policy

Last updated: 2/10/2019

Wednesbury Teaching School Alliance ("us", "we", or "our") uses cookies on our Website (the "Service"). By using the Service, you consent to the use of cookies.

Our Cookies Policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, how third-parties we may partner with may use cookies on the Service, your choices regarding cookies and further information about cookies.

What are cookies

Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Service or a third-party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the Service more useful to you.

Cookies can be "persistent" or "session" cookies.

How Wednesbury Teaching School Alliance uses cookies

When you use and access the Service, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser.

We use cookies for the following purposes: to enable certain functions of the Service, to provide analytics, to store your preferences, to enable advertisements delivery, including behavioural advertising.

We use both session and persistent cookies on the Service and we use different types of cookies to run the Service:

- Essential cookies. We may use essential cookies to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts.

Third-party cookies

In addition to our own cookies, we may also use various third-parties cookies to report usage statistics of the Service, deliver advertisements on and through the Service, and so on.

What are your choices regarding cookies

If you'd like to delete cookies or instruct your web browser to delete or refuse cookies, please visit the help pages of your web browser.

Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.

Use and Disclosure of Personal Information

We use your Data for purposes which may include:

  • providing you with a personalised service
  • processing orders, registrations and enquiries
  • to comply with the law regarding data sharing
  • to comply with all statutory data returns to the DfE and their partner organisations
  • conducting market research surveys
  • providing you with information about courses we offer (providing you agree to receive such information)

If you wish to receive information about courses from WTSA, please indicate your preferences by email: teaching.school@harvillshawthorn.sandwell.sch.uk

We may also use information in aggregate form (so that no individual user is identified):

  • to build up marketing profiles
  • to aid strategic development
  • to audit usage of the website

Student Teachers Records, Personal Data and Images

Your records, personal data and image will be kept in a secure, password- protected area for four years. During this time, your records and data may be accessed and used for the following reasons:

  • to track your progress and career development
  • to be scrutinised as part of the quality assurance processes carried out by WTSA and the University of Wolverhampton
  • to support an Ofsted inspection (via the University of Wolverhampton)
  • to support data analysis on recruitment and retention for WTSA

During this time, your image(s) may be used for the following reasons:

  • for recruitment and promotional campaigns (which include Twitter and Facebook)

The Lawful Basis on which we use this information

  • The data subject has given consent to the processing of his or her personal data for one or more specific purposes;
  • Processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract;
  • Processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which WTSA is subject;
  • Processing is necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person;
  • Processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;
  • Processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data.

And (Article 9)

  • Processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person where the data subject is physically or legally incapable of giving consent.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update this policy. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by placing a prominent notice on our website.

Privacy Support and Contact Information

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Ross Griffiths, School Business Manager/Data Protection Liaison Officer, Tel: 0121 557 1034.