The Drive Community Primary School holds and processes personal information on each pupil, and limited information on parents, in order to provide a rounded education and a safe environment for each child. The legal basis for processing personal data under the General Data Protection Regulations is to complete a public task (that of provision of an education). The school complies with the General Data Protection Regulations and this is demonstrated by our Data Protection Policy and linked policies such as Data Breach Policy, Internet Safety Policy, and ICT Acceptable Use Policy. These are all available from our policies page. We commit to train our staff and volunteers to understand the importance of handling data securely. We understand that privacy is important to you and your child.
Where the data is stored and processed is to enhance the educational provision, but is not a key element of providing an education, we will seek consent from a parent. This includes:
GDPR at The Drive Primary School
Images: The school asks all parents, carers and visitors to our school to ask permission before taking photos and video and to agree such files are used for personal use only and are not shared with social media sights or other agencies. The school will only publish images on this website if parental permission has been provided.
Rights: Parents and pupils have the right to access the information we hold about them; this is known as a Subject Access Request and should be made in writing. The school must supply the information requested within one school month or provide a reason for an extension of up to two months.
Use of our Website
The Drive Community Primary School acknowledges the right to privacy of the users of this website. Any information gathered via this site is for the day to day running of the school's business (education and associated care) and no information so gathered will be passed on to a third party for any purpose whatsoever. Any statistics derived from the use of this site are for the understanding of general trends and no individual users shall be identifiable.
External Links: This site contains links to other sites made in good faith. The school is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites and has no control over the content that may be found there. If any site we link to causes concern, please contact Mrs R Farren, Acting Headteacher, The Drive Community Primary School, The Drive, Felling, Gateshead, NE10 0PY.
Advertisers: We do not display ads on our site.
Pupil Educational Record
Separate from the GDPR, the Department for Education regulations provide a pupil's parents (regardless of the age of the pupil) with the right to view, or to have a copy of, their child's educational record at the school. If you wish to exercise this right you should write to the school at The Drive Community Primary School, The Drive, Felling, Gateshead, NE10 0PY.
Freedom of Information Act
The Freedom of Information Act requires publicly funded bodies, including schools, to be clear about the information they publish. We have produced a publication scheme setting out all the information we publish on a regular basis and where to find it. Please ask at the school office to see a copy of the scheme.
The school has a Data Protection Officer provided through the Gateshead Council they can be contacted at:
Corporate Services and Governance
Civic Centre, Regent Street,
Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE8 1HH.
Tel No: (0191) 433 2113 or 433 2192
Where you are unhappy with how your data has been handled by the school you can make a complaint to:
Mrs R Farren,
The Drive Primary School,
The Data Office: