Key Documents & Policies
We have a number of Trust-wide policies and statutory documents which can be accessed via the links below. Our policies have been approved by our Board of Trustees and are regularly reviewed and assessed to ensure our Trust and schools continue to offer the very best for our pupils.
The Academy & Free School Master Funding Agreement - March 2018 is the contract between the Secretary of State for Education and The Tapscott Learning Trust that sets out the terms on which the Trust is funded.
The Articles of Association outline the rules about how The Tapscott Learning Trust must be run.
The Memorandum of Association is a legal statement that contains the names of the founding members of The Tapscott Learning Trust.
The Tapscott Learning Trust's Accounting Officer is Paul Harris and the Finance Director is Femi Otukoya.
Our scheme of delegation can be found below. To download the ESFA handbook please click here.
Freedom of Information
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives the public right of access to information produced in the course of the Tapscott Learning Trust'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.
Under the Freedom of Information Act, The Tapscott Learning Trust has developed a Publication Scheme which lists all the documents which the Trust will make public as a matter of routine. This can be found within our Freedom of Information Policy.
If the information you are looking for is not available in our Publication Scheme, you can make a request for the information you require in writing or by using our Freedom of Information Act request form available here.
The Tapscott Learning Trust is committed to comply with all the relevant data protection laws in respect of personal data, and protecting the “rights and freedoms” of individuals whose information the schools collects about staff, pupils, parents, governors, visitors and other individuals. These are stored and processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the expected provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) as set out in the Data Protection Bill.
To that end, schools within the Trust have developed, implemented, maintains and continuously improves a documented personal information management system (PIMS) in each school. The scope of PIMS takes into account the school structure, management responsibility, jurisdiction and geography. Each school's objectives for PIMS is that it should enable the school to meet its own requirements for the management of personal information; that it should support school objectives and obligations; that it should impose controls in line with the schools' acceptable level of risk; that it should ensure that the school meets applicable statutory, regulatory, contractual and/or professional duties; and that it should protect the interests of individuals and other key stakeholders.
In meeting PIMS, this policy applies to all personal data of natural persons, regardless of whether it is on paper or electronic format.
Legislation and Guidance
The TTLT Data Protection Policy meets the requirements of the GDPR and the expected provisions of the DPA 2018. It is based on guidance published by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) on the GDPR, alongside the guides to GDPR, including Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 12 Steps to Take Now, and the ICO's code of practice for subject access requests.
It also reflects the ICO's code of practice for the use of surveillance cameras and personal information.
This policy complies with regulation 5 of the Education (Pupil Information) (England) Regulations 2005, which gives parents the right of access to their child's educational record. Due regard to this is given to the following legislations: The Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations (2004) and The School Standards and Framework Act (1998).
The Trust is committed to complying with data protection legislation and good practice including:
processing personal information only where this is strictly necessary for legitimate organisational purposes;
collecting only the minimum personal information required for these purposes and not processing excessive personal information;
providing clear information to individuals about how their personal information will be used and by whom;
only processing relevant and adequate personal information;
processing personal information fairly and lawfully;
maintaining an inventory of the categories of personal information processed by the school;
keeping personal information accurate and, where necessary, up to date;
retaining personal information only for as long as is necessary for legal or regulatory reasons or, for legitimate organisational purposes;
respecting individuals' rights in relation to their personal information, including their right of subject access;
keeping all personal information secure;
only transferring personal information outside the EU in circumstances where it can be adequately protected;
the application of the various exemptions allowable by data protection legislation;
developing and implementing a PIMS to enable the policy to be implemented
where appropriate, identifying internal and external stakeholders and the degree to which these stakeholders are involved in the governance of the school's PIMS;
the identification of employees with specific responsibility and accountability for the PIMS; and
carry out an annual audit of General Data Protection
The TTLT Data Protection Policy includes all of the necessary privacy notices that gives information on how we will process data of individuals. Please see below the TTLT Data Protection Policy attached.
The TTLT Data Protection Officers (DPO) are responsible for overseeing the implementation of monitoring our compliance with data protection law, and developing related policies and guidelines where applicable.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about our Data Protection Officers and their contact details.