How will we use your personal information?
The Programme you are applying for is funded by the Department for Education (DfE). The Programme will use your information only for the purposes of the programme and will not share your data with any organisation other than the DfE.
The Future Teaching Scholars programme will only use your data for recruitment, assessment and reporting purposes to the DfE. As this is a 9-year initiative, data may be held for up to 9 years, subject to ongoing review and may be held for less time should such data not be required.
The DfE intends to evaluate the programme and the potential benefits to those who participate in it as well as the wider education sector. To enable them to do this, we will provide the minimum information necessary to them to carry out their evaluation.
The DfE (or a contracted organisation working on its behalf) may also:
- Contact you to ask about your experiences of the Programme. Please note that, if contacted, you will be under no obligation to take part. If you do, you will not be identified in any results of the evaluation and you can ask not to participate, or change your mind, at any time.
- Link information you provide in your application form with other information about you which the DfE already holds or to which it is lawfully permitted access. This is to identify (for example) what kinds of qualifications applicants to this programme go on to achieve, how many go into teaching, and how long they are employed as teachers, without having to contact you repeatedly to ask you to update your information.
Security and confidentiality
The DfE’s use of the information we share with them (or its contracted partner) will have no influence on the outcome of your application or your participation in the training and the DfE’s findings will not identify you or any other applicants.
Any personal data shared with the DfE and the programme will be handled securely and only accessed for the purposes of the evaluation of teacher training, recruitment and retention.
You can find more information about the DfE at www.gov.uk/dfe.
If you have any questions about how the DfE will use your information, please contact STEM.