NQT Privacy Policy

We offer a Service Level Agreement to schools to act as the Appropriate Body in managing the statutory induction arrangements for Newly Qualified Teachers. We also offer training for Newly Qualified Teachers and Induction Tutors.

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 Georgina Chambers who can be contacted at DPO@lewisham.gov.uk

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 a NQT • 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 NQT provision in your school • Evolution (provider of ‘NQT Manager’ our online NQT management system) • Lewisham Services for Schools online portal (NQT training 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 NQTs who have started; completed (satisfactorily or not); require an extension; or left school partway through an induction period. • Enable NQTs to book and evaluate training courses on Lewisham Services for Schools online portal • To provide NQT training course records of attendance on Lewisham Services for Schools online portal

To view Lewisham Council’s privacy statement please go to https://www.lewisham.gov.uk/about-this-site/privacy/Pages/default.aspx