Great Leaps

General Data Protection Regulation

The General Data Protection Regulations (2018) and The Data Protection Act (2016)

This section of the website contains a number of forms for downloading, filling in, and returning to the school, along with information and guidance related to the forms.


The privacy notices tell you what information we keep. This could be data about students, parents/carers, staff and volunteers. By reading the privacy notice(s) which is/are relevant to you, you will have a clearer understanding of how we collect information and what we do with it.

There are several legal categories that organisations must use to justify collecting data. Because we support schools, the vast majority of data that we collect comes under the 'Public Interest' category. This is because it is in the public interest that our young people are educated, and our partner schools rely on this category for collecting their students' data. By and large, any educational activity that would normally be expected of an Alternative Provision Provider will fall into the Public Interest category. Basic data that is collected about parents/carers, such as emergency contact numbers, name, address, etc., is reasonable information to lawfully collect.

Generally, we are not required by law to obtain written consent for any information that we hold about young people or parents/carers unless it falls outside the reasons outlined. However, there are some areas of information that we would need specific permission for if we wanted to use the data in that way. The most obvious is the use of images. If a photo is taken to prove that a young person can escape from a kayak, or has made a cutlery set, for example, consent is not needed. However, should we want to put those images on a display board on our site or website, we would have to seek consent.

Everyone who is connected with our education provision is entitled to know what information we hold about them. The Subject Access Request forms are your way to obtain this information. You can either download the form and print it out yourself or contact us to provide you with the relevant form. As the law currently stands, young people who are 12 years or under have to have a Request made for them by a parent/carer. From the age of 13, the government judges that young people are old enough to make their own request. (This may change when the 2018 Data Protection Act goes through Parliament.)

When filling in the Subject Access Request forms, please read the guidance. This is likely to shorten the time needed for us to prepare the information that you have requested.

Every provider has to have a person responsible for data management. Great Leaps Adventure GDPR Representative is Mrs Joanne McConville. The GDPR Representative is the first person to approach with any queries or requests about these regulations.


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