Privacy policy for Become a Further Education Teacher service

Who we are

This work is being carried out by the Department for Education (DfE). For the purpose of data protection legislation, the DfE is the data controller for the personal data processed as part of the become a further education teacher service.

Mentions of “us” and “we” mean DfE and “you” means anyone using this service.

Why we need your personal data

We have created services that let you sign up for a quarterly email newsletter and request support by email.

When you provide us with your personal data, we process it and add it to our email subscription list if appropriate.

Personal data we collect

When you sign up to get our newsletter or request support by email we will only collect your name and email address.

What we do with your personal data

The information you provide to us by email will be sent to our DfE marketing or policy teams, who will send the email newsletter. Alternatively, if you request support via the support email your details will be sent to our support team to enable them to deal with your request.

How we use your personal data when you sign up for our services

The information we collect from you (such as your name, contact details and subject preferences) is used for administration only.

We will save your email address and name in our contact list but no other data that you may inadvertently supply, for example in your email signature.

Data review process

We will contact you annually to check that you still wish to receive the newsletter. We will also review all data on a quarterly basis to ensure that any other personal data has been permanently destroyed.

Why our use of your personal data is lawful

In order for our use of your personal data to be lawful, we need to meet one (or more) conditions in the data protection legislation.

For the purpose of this project the relevant condition is Article 6(1)(a) that you have given your consent.

Who we will make your personal data available to

We sometimes need to make personal data available to other organisations. These might include contracted partners (who we have employed to process your personal data on our behalf) and/or other organisations (with whom we need to share your personal data for specific purposes).

Where we need to share your personal data with others, we ensure that this data sharing complies with data protection legislation. For the purpose of this project:

TPUK (Teleperformance UK) to deliver the support service

How long we will keep your personal data

The Department for Education will keep your personal data as part of the Become a Further Education Teacher Service for 5 years. We will review your consent annually.

Your data protection rights

More information about how the DfE handles personal information is published in the Personal Information Charter.

Under the Data Protection Act 2018, you are entitled to ask if we hold information relating to you and ask for a copy, by making a ‘subject access request’.

For further information and how to request your data, please use the contact form on the Personal Information Charter website.

If you need to contact us regarding any of the above, please do so via the DfE website and mention the Teach in FE website.

Further information about your data protection rights appears on the Information Commissioner's website.

Withdrawal of consent and the right to lodge a complaint

Where we are processing your personal data with your consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent. If you change your mind, or you are unhappy with our use of your personal data, please let us know by using the DfE website and mention the Teach in FE website.

Alternatively, you have the right to raise any concerns on the Information Commissioner's website.

Last updated

We may need to update this privacy notice periodically, so we recommend that you revisit this information from time to time. This version was last updated on 19/01/2022.

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Contact info

If you have any questions about how your personal information will be used, please contact us on the DfE website and enter Become a Further Education Teacher Service as a reference.

For the Data Protection Officer (DPO) please contact us on the DfE website and mark it for the attention of the DPO.