Blackfriars Teaching School Alliance (Blackfriars TSA) is part of Blackfriars Academy, an academy within the Shaw Education Trust (“the Trust”), a multi academy trust with over 10 academies. The Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee (registration number 09067175) whose registered office is The Lodge Wolstanton High, Milehouse Lane, Newcastle Under Lyme, Staffordshire, England, ST5 9JU. The Trust is the Data Controller for all the academies within the Trust.
Blackfriars Teaching School Alliance takes the security of the data we hold very seriously, You have a legal right to be informed about how Blackfriars Teaching School Alliance uses any personal information that we hold about you. To comply with this, we have provided a ‘privacy notice’.
This privacy notice explains how we collect, store and use personal data.
We, Blackfriars Teaching School Alliance, are the ‘data controller’ for the purposes of Data Protection Law.
If you have any questions about this notice, please contact Blackfriars TSA who will be happy to direct you.
The personal data we hold
Personal data that we may collect, use, store and share (when appropriate) about you may include, but is not restricted to:
We may also hold data that we have received from other organisations, including other educational providers, UCAS, the Department for Education and the National College for Teaching and Leadership.
Why we use this data
We use this data to help run Blackfriars Teaching School Alliance, including:
Our legal basis for using this data
We only collect and use your personal data as permitted by law.
Mostly, we process it where:
Sometimes, we may also process your personal data in situations where:
Some of the reasons listed above for collecting and using your personal data overlap, and there may be several grounds which justify our use of this data.
Collecting this information
While the majority of information we collect about you is mandatory, there is some information that can be provided voluntarily.
Whenever we seek to collect information from you, we will make it clear whether providing it is mandatory or optional. We will always tell you if it is optional.
How we store this data
We keep personal information about you for six years after the completion/commissioning of the course/programme/services. We may also keep it longer if this is necessary in order to comply with our legal obligations.
We have a data retention policy which sets out how long we must keep information about delegates for.
In most cases, we hold data for six years after the completion/commissioning of the course/programme/services.
We do not share information about you with any third party without consent unless the law and our policies allow us to do so.
Where it is legally required or necessary (and it complies with Data Protection Law) we may share personal information about delegates with:
Transferring data internationally
Where we transfer personal data to a country or territory outside the European Economic Area, we will do so in accordance with Data Protection Law.
Your rights regarding personal data
Individuals have a right to make a ‘subject access request’ to gain access to personal information that Blackfriars Teaching School Alliance holds about them.
If you make a subject access request, and if we do hold information about you, we will:
Individuals also have the right for their personal information to be transmitted electronically to another organisation in certain circumstances.
If you would like to make a request, please contact our Data Protection Officer.
Under Data Protection Law, individuals have certain rights regarding how their personal data is used and kept safe, including the right to:
To exercise any of these rights, please contact our Data Protection Officer.
If you have a concern about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, we request that you raise your concern with us in the first instance by contacting the Data Protection Officer. Alternatively, you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office at
We take any complaints about our collection and use of personal information very seriously.
If you have any questions, concerns or would like more information about anything mentioned in this privacy notice, our Data Protection Officer is Natalie Kennedy who can
This notice is based on the Department for Education’s model privacy notice.