Who we are
The Refer serious misconduct by a teacher service is run by the Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA), an executive agency of the Department for Education (DfE).
Our service allows anyone to refer serious misconduct by a teacher.
For the purpose of data protection legislation, DfE is the data controller for the data we hold and process.
What data we collect
We do not collect any personal data about you when you use this service.
Our legal basis for processing your data
So that our use of your personal data is lawful, we need to meet one (or more) conditions in the data protection legislation. For our service, this is:
- article 6(1)(e) UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR), to perform a public task carried out in the public interest as part of our function as a department
Your data protection rights
You have the right:
- to ask us what information we hold about you
- to have your personal data rectified if it is inaccurate or incomplete
- to request the deletion or removal of personal data where there is no compelling reason for its continued processing
- to restrict our processing of your personal data (for instance allow us to store it but not process it further)
- to object to direct marketing (including profiling) and processing for the purposes of scientific or historical research and statistics
- not to be subject to decisions based purely on automated processing where it produces a legal or similarly significant effect on you
If you have any questions about how we’ll use your personal information, email firstname.lastname@example.org and enter ‘Data protection enquiry’ as a reference.
You can also contact the Data Protection Office by emailing email@example.com.
You can find further information about your data protection rights on the Information Commissioner’s website.
Consent and how to make a complaint
As we have a clear purpose for processing your personal data, we would not explicitly seek your consent to process your data.
If you’re unhappy with our use of your personal data, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also contact the DfE Data Protection Office:
Deputy Director, Departmental Data Protection Officer
Alternatively, you have the right to raise any concerns with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
Changes to this notice
We’ll update this privacy notice when required. You should review it at least once a year.
This version was last updated on 25 October 2022.