Evaluation of the Outstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment Programme: Privacy Notice

In line with the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), in this privacy notice for research participants, we explain the legal basis for data processing for the evaluation of the Outstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment Programme. This includes who will have access to your personal data, how your data will be used, stored and deleted and who you can contact with a query or a complaint.

What is the legal basis for processing my data?

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is the data controller for this project. This means that they are responsible for deciding the purpose and legal basis for processing data. For this project, the legal basis for processing data is Article 6(1)(e) of the General Data Protection Regulation where “processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the [data] controller”. The Privacy policy of the ETF is available online here: https://www.et-foundation.co.uk/terms-of-usage/privacy-cookie-policy/

This will include sharing some items of personal information with a third party research partner conducting the research project (The Institute for Employment Studies). You can contact Catherine Manning, the Project Manager at the Education and Training Foundation with any questions about the research at: catherine.manning@etfoundation.co.uk

Who will have access to my personal data?

The Institute for Employment Studies (IES) has been commissioned by The Education & Training Foundation to evaluate the collaborative projects carried out as part of the Outstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment (OTLA) Programme. For the purpose of this project, IES are undertaking online focus groups with participants; a series of interviews with coaches and mentors involved in supporting the collaborative projects; a short participant survey; and six project case studies (including interviews with the project lead; participants and their colleagues as well as learners).

You will be asked to provide information about your job and organisation, along with your views on how the delivery of the OTLA collaborative projects has gone and the impacts they have had. You will be asked for your explicit consent to take part in one or more of these research activities. All contributions will be anonymised and the research team will analyse and present the findings at an aggregate level.

How will my data be treated?

If you are invited and choose to take part in an interview, case study or survey research, the data you give will be used for research purposes only. IES will produce a report that summarises the main findings from all research activities. Individuals will not be named, nor will any information be included that could reveal their identity.

Your personal information will be securely deleted from the IES systems six months after the project is complete and the final report has been published (the project is currently estimated to end in December 2020).

All data will be processed by IES and ETF staff in the UK. No third parties will have access to your personal data unless the law allows them to do so. ETF have a Data Protection regime in place to oversee the effective and secure processing of your personal data. A copy of Education and Training Foundation Privacy Policy can be seen here, where we explain in full how we collect, manage, use and protect your personal data.

Who can I contact if I would like to withdraw my interview data?

You have the right to withdraw the information you have provided as part of the interviews or survey research within fourteen (14) days of the date when it was collected. If you have taken part in the research but would like your data withdrawn, please contact: jonathan.buzzeo@employment-studies.co.uk

Who can I contact with a query about how my data will be used?

If you have any questions about how your data will be used, please contact Suzanne Anderson (Suzanne.Anderson@employment-studies.co.uk) data protection adviser or email Catherine Manning at the ETF with the subject “For the attention of the Data Protection Officer”.

Who can I contact with a complaint?

Under GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office at www.ico.org.uk