ECT Privacy Policy

We offer a Service Level Agreement to schools to act as the Appropriate Body in managing the statutory induction arrangements for Early Career Teachers.

All qualified teachers who are employed in a relevant school in England must complete an induction period satisfactorily, subject to specified exceptions.

Our work is governed by statutory legislation – Sections 135A, 135B and 141C(1)(b), of the Education Act 2002 and associated Education (Induction Arrangements for School Teachers) (England) Regulations 2012.

The Data Protection Officer is Stephen Williams who can be contacted at [email protected]

Information collected from you:

• Name • Date of Birth • Address • Teacher Registration number/ Department for Education number • Contact details • Email address • Assessment information including information from previous schools in which you may have been previously registered as an ECT • Relevant history and case information • Qualifications and Training • Total days absence during induction

Agencies we might share the information with (eg):

• Your employing school • Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA) • Teaching Unions • Consultants contracted to quality assure ECT provision in your school • Evolution (provider of ‘NQT/ECT Manager’ our online ECT management system) • Lewisham Services for Schools online portal (ECT tutor courses)

Purpose for processing:

• Pre-employment checks (i.e. Qualified Teacher Status, previous induction, induction status, decisions in relation to teaching in England (e.g. decisions, prohibitions, restrictions and/or sanctions) • Statutory duty to provide the TRA with details of ECTs who have started; completed (satisfactorily or not); require an extension; or left school partway through an induction period. • Enable ECTs/Tutors to book and evaluate training courses on Lewisham Services for Schools online portal

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