This website is operated by The Teaching Alliance of Dorset Special Schools (TADSS), whose registered address is: Westfield Arts College, Littlemoor Road, Weymouth, Dorset DT3 6AA.
TADSS uses a trusted third party website and hosting provider (iHeart Web Design Ltd) to facilitate the running and management of this website, whose registered address is: 14 Albany Road, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 9TH.
This policy sets out what personal data we collect from you or that you provide to us. We confirm that we will keep your information secure and that we will comply fully with all applicable UK Data Protection legislation and regulations. Please read the following carefully to understand what happens to personal data that you choose to provide to us.
Who are we?
The Teaching Alliance of Dorset Special Schools (TADSS) is a collaborative network consisting of:
Our purpose is to support pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in Dorset through:
Types of information we may collect
We may collect, store and use personal information about individuals through information you supply to us. This includes information you provide when you submit a contact/enquiry form, register a booking for a course, register to become a TADSS member or apply for a place on our teacher training programme. The information you give us may include your name, school name, address, e-mail address and phone number.
Through our Outreach Services, we may collect pupil details, including name, address, date of birth, parents name and address, nature of their special educational needs and school information. All this will be kept centrally in a locked office (TADSS office, Westfield). Referral forms will be sent by encrypted email to the TADSS school which is to provide the Outreach teacher support and will be kept by that school until the case is closed. Closed cases will be kept and archived in the TADSS office.
For Teacher Training purposes, we may hold additional information such as date of birth, home address, qualifications, employment and experience. This information is held securely in a locked office and in protected electronic storage. Files are destroyed within 3-years of receipt.
How we may use the information we collect
We use the information you provide to us in the following ways:
Who we may share the information we collect with
Your rights – access to your personal data
You have the right to ensure that your personal data is being processed lawfully (“Subject Access Right”). Your subject access right can be exercised in accordance with data protection laws and regulations. Any subject access request must be made in writing to our TADSS Administrator – see contact details below.
We will provide your personal data to you within the statutory time frames. However, please note that responses can only be made to any requests during school term time. To enable us to trace any of your personal data that we may be holding, we may need to request further information from you. If you have a complaint about how we have used your information, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
You have a choice about whether or not you wish to receive information from us. You can change your marketing preferences at any time by contacting to our TADSS Administrator, TADSS, Westfield Arts College, Littlemoor Road, Weymouth, Dorset DT3 6AA or email email@example.com
However, a minimum amount of event booking data has to be legally retained for the Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) required seven years.
We keep this Policy under regular review. This Policy was last updated in July 2018.