COOMBESHEAD

 ACADEMY

Inspiring Excellence

‘a GOOD school with Outstanding features’

Data Protection, Sharing, Privacy & Complaints

Safeguarding in Coombeshead Academy is considered everyone’s responsibility and as such our school aims to create the safest environment within which every student has the opportunity to achieve.

Data Sharing

Coombeshead Academy is a data controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act. We collect information from you and may receive information about you from your previous school, local authorities and the Learning Records Service. We hold this personal data and use it to:

  • Support your teaching and learning
  • Monitor and report on your progress
  • Provide appropriate pastoral care

For more information please see the privacy notice documents below.

Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives the public right of access to information produced in the course of the Academys’s work.

There are exemptions to this right. In particular, data about living, identifiable people ('personal data') continues to be covered by the Data Protection Act and is not generally publicly available except to the "subject" of the data - that is, the person whom the data is about.

Complaints

Our full complaints policy can be found further down the page, in summary;

If you are unhappy or have concerns about the Academy or a person associated with the Academy then you may wish to make a complaint, in the first instance complaints should be addressed to the Executive Headteacher at the Academy

Mr. Matthew Shanks
Coombeshead Academy
Coombeshead Road
Newton Abbot
TQ12 1PT

If your complaint is about the Executive Headteacher then contact the chair of Governors via the clerk to Governors.