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Welcome back to a new school year at Esker. We hope that everyone is settling well back at school and extend a particularly warm welcome to our new junior infants and new students in other classes.
You will find a pink note in your child's bag today, the "Permission Note and Data Protection Statement". Please fill out the permission slip and return to the class teacher at your earliest convenience.
Name: ______________________ Class: __________________
Permission Note and Data Protection Statement
Personal Data on this Form:
Esker ETNS is a data controller under the Data Protection Acts, 1988 and 2003. The personal data supplied by you to us on your child’s Enrolment Form is required for the purposes of:
• student enrolment
• student registration
• allocation of teachers and resources to the school
• determining a student’s eligibility for additional learning supports
• school administration
• child welfare (including medical welfare)
• and to fulfil our other legal obligations.
School Contacting You
Please confirm if you are happy for us to contact you by SMS/text message and to call you on the telephone numbers provided and to send you emails for all the purposes of:
• sports days
• parent teacher meetings
• school concerts/events
• to notify you of school closure (e.g. where there are adverse weather conditions) and reopening
• to notify you of your child’s non-attendance or late attendance or any other issues relating to your child’s conduct in school and
• to communicate with you in relation to your child’s social, emotional and educational progress.
Tick box if “yes” you agree with these uses
Use your email address to alert you to these issues?
Use your mobile phone number to send you SMS texts to alert you to these issues?
Use your mobile phone/landline number to call you to alert you to these issues?
Please note Esker ETNS reserves the right to contact you in case of an emergency relating to your child, regardless of whether you have given your consent.
While the information provided will generally be treated as private to Esker ETNS and will be collected and used in compliance with the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003, from time to time it may be necessary for us to transfer your personal data on a private basis to other bodies (including the Department of Education & Skills, the Department of Social Protection, An Garda Síochána, the Health Service Executive, Tusla (CFA), social workers or medical practitioners, the National Educational Welfare Board, the National Council for Special Education, any Special Education Needs Organiser, the National Educational Psychological Service, or (where the student is transferring) to another school).
Data Protection Policy: A copy of the full Data Protection Policy is available on the school website which you should read carefully. When you apply for enrolment, you will be asked to sign that you consent to your data/your child’s data being collected, processed and used in accordance with this Data Protection Policy during the course of their time as a student in the school.
Photographs of Students: The school maintains a database of photographs of school events held over years. It has become customary to take photos of students engaged in activities and events in the interest of creating a pictorial as well as historical record of life at the school. Photographs may be published on our school website or in brochures, yearbooks, newsletters, local and national newspapers and similar school-related productions. In the case of website/published photographs, student names will not appear on the website as a caption to the picture. If you or your child wish to have his/her photograph removed from the school website, brochure, yearbooks, newsletters etc. at any time, you should write to the school principal.
Consent (tick one only)
1. If you are happy to have your child’s photograph taken as part of school activities and included in all such records, tick here c
2. If you would prefer not to have your child’s photograph taken and included in such records, please tick here c
3. If you are happy for your child’s photograph to be taken and included, as 1. above, but would prefer not to have images of your child appear on the school website, in school brochures, yearbooks, newsletters etc., please tick here. c
I have read the school policies on the school website and I am willing to support the school in their implementation, on behalf of my child and myself (including the Code of Behaviour, Supervision Policy and Acceptable Use Policy).
Use of the Internet
Having read the Acceptable Use Policy online, I consent to my child using the internet in school (under supervision).
Language and Learning Support
During your child’s journey through school, the class teacher may feel that it would benefit your child to get some extra help. Every child will be given whatever opportunities there are to access any available extra assistance.
I am willing to allow my child avail of additional support to add to his/her learning.
I am willing to consent to my child taking educational, diagnostic and standardised tests in school.
Occasionally, a teacher may take a class out on a walk to the park or locally for educational reasons (sport, geography, science, history, library etc). I allow my child to leave the school for local trips/tours under the teacher’s care.
Are there any difficulties with the home (parents separated/deceased etc) that we should be aware of?
Please contact the class teacher or the Home School Liaison Teacher, Leah.
Name of Student: ___________________________
Please return by Friday, 21st September 2018