What is the Council’s lawful basis for using the personal information?
The Council has a legal obligation to ensure that there is an adequate and efficient school and further education system within Renfrewshire Council. If you do not provide us with the personal information we have asked for then the Council will not be able to provide this statutory education to the pupil.
This legal obligation is set out under:
Education (Scotland) Act 1980
Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014
When necessary to support the pupil’s access to education and meet this legal obligation, the personal information may be shared internally between departments of the Council. Personal information about pupils can be shared with Social Work and Educational Psychology in order to put in place support for learning.
To meet the requirements of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980, the personal information will also be shared with:
SEEMIS, the Council’s Education Management Information System (MIS) provider. This sharing is required in order that the Council has a secure and effective way to record information about the Council’s pupils.
Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA), to enable schools to process personal data for exams in S4 – S6.
Further Education (FE) Colleges, to enable placements at FE Colleges Senior Phase programme in S4 – S6 as part of the programme for vocational qualifications.
Health professionals where a pupil requires urgent medical attention, for example on a Council activity or excursion.
Some pupil data may be processed on the Council’s behalf by external contractors. In any such case, there will be a binding agreement that they will keep this data secure and process this only for the educational purpose instructed by the Council.