Privacy Notice: Local Authority Covid-19 Recovery Programme

Privacy Notice: Local Authority Covid-19 Recovery Programme


In order to understand the impact of COVID-19 and lockdowns on students, Charles Darwin C.P. School  are involved in a project with Cheshire West and Chester Council and Social Finance Limited to analyse patterns of attendance and behaviour amongst pupils in an effort to understand the impact of possible future lockdowns.  This will allow the Council to:


  • identify where students are likely to have increased needs and vulnerabilities when returning to school after lockdown;
  • understanding the level of support needed and informing the targeting of interventions post lockdown;
  • supporting Local Authority to best allocate budgets to support the pupils currently most in-need or at-risk of having significant increased need in the future;
  • Building resilience and informing any potential future lockdown strategies.

What personal data is being processed?
The information being provided is generally already supplied to the Council as part of the school census, but in order to allow us to assess the specific impact of the lockdown period, specific data relating to that period in greater detail is required. This is:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Unique Pupil Number (UPN)
  • Postcode
  • Student’s attendance both pre and post lockdown.
  • Student’s attendance during lockdown.
  • Details of exclusions – reason, date of exclusion, number of excluded sessions

The information provided to the Council will be pseudonymised and individual students will not be identified. 


What is your lawful basis for processing this personal data?

The legal basis for sharing this data with the Council is under Article 6(1)(e) in that it is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.


How long will my personal data be retained by the Council?

The Council will only keep your information for as long as it necessary to complete their analysis and all data will be pseudonymised to ensure individual students cannot be identified.   All data will be deleted at the end of the processing, which will conclude at the end of the project in March 2021 and data will be securely deleted.


Your rights

If you are not happy about the way your personal data is being processed you can complain directly to the school’s Data Protection Officer by email: 

You also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office.

If you require further information about how we process your personal data, you can contact the Data Protection Officer via:


Contact Details

Charles Darwin Community Primary School

Darwin Street
Castle, Northwich

Main Contact: Mrs Marianne Bennett (Acting Headteacher)

Tel: 01606 75194
Fax: 01606 784143

SEND Contact: Miss Joanne Tilley

Governor: Mr Graham Emmett

Clerk to the Governors: Gemma Reeves
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