It is important parents have opportunity to review LanguageScreen’s privacy notice if they wish to. We’ve prepared proforma letters for you to send to the parents of your reception pupils:
- Proforma letter ONLY for schools in this year’s 2021-22 NELI rollout (registered via the teachneli.org website) - which includes additional information about Nuffield and DfE – download your proforma letter as a PDF here or as a Word Document here
- Standard proforma letter all other school (including for schools in last year’s 2020-21 NELI rollout) – download your proforma letter as a PDF here or as a Word Document here
The letters provide key information about the DfE initiative, NELI programme and LanguageScreen, including a link to the LanguageScreen privacy notice, which explains what pupil data will be collected and how it will be shared.
Please do not amend the proforma letter to give parents opt-in or opt-out rights as these change the lawful GDRP basis for the use of LanguageScreen which protect your school. You are welcome to add other information to the proforma letter if you would like, for example reassurance on how assessments and gathering information is part of the regular school activity.
We encourage you to provide the letter to parents as soon as possible, giving parents a window of two weeks before you start of your LanguageScreen assessments to notify you of any concerns:
- If parents express concern that they do not wish their child to be assessed using LanguageScreen you should not include the pupil’s data when uploading the class list.
- If a parent wishes for their child to be assessed, but for the data not to be retained by LanguageScreen, then the school can complete the assessments and then later delete the child from the LanguageScreen system.
More information on how your school can manage your pupil data on LanguageScreen to respect parent’s wishes, please see the FAQ - https://support.oxedandassessment.com/hc/en-gb/articles/4408543906321-A-parent-doesn-t-want-their-child-assessed-with-LanguageScreen-what-do-I-do-
If you have any queries related to data protection and LanguageScreen please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org