Strictly Education Ltd Unified Data Privacy Notice
Strictly Education understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used. We respect and value the privacy of all of our clients, employees and other people with whom we interact with and will only collect and use personal data in ways that are described here, and in a way that is consistent with our obligations and your rights under the law.
Updated 20 July 2023
Effective Date: 07-Oct-2022
Last Updated: 20-Jul-2023
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Strictly Education Quality Policy Statement
Strictly Education is the UK’s leading education specific provider of professional support services and solutions to schools, academies and multi academy trusts (MATs). Our Mission, Vision and Guiding Principles are set out in our Business Plan.
Our organisation is committed to quality assurance the continuous improvement of our Quality Management System. We use internal and external sources of data to analyse our performance and set measurable targets for improvement to ensure we meet or exceed our clients’ expectations.
The Leadership Team shall ensure that all services and products are provided in accordance with the specified requirements and service level agreements and be responsible for establishing, reviewing, and maintaining the quality policy and quality objectives. The Quality Manager is responsible for monitoring and maintaining the quality system and reports regularly to the Managing Director on the system's implementation, status and effectiveness.
To achieve this objective, we maintain a Quality Management System (QMS) which is compliant with BS EN ISO 9001: 2015 with full accreditation planned for September 2022 within the following scope:
EduPeople HR and Payroll Services
The Quality Control processes and procedures held in the QMS are mandated for all employees delivering services under the scope above. All employees receive appropriate communication and training and have recognised channels to provide feedback for continuous improvement purposes. All processes are subject to annual internal audit; the results are reviewed by the Leadership Team and any corrective actions taken.
Our commitment to continuous improvement is to ensure that Strictly Education maintains its reputation and position as a quality and trusted supplier.
We make this policy statement available to all employees, our clients and other relevant third parties.
At Strictly Education, our approach to creating the maximum social value in the communities where we operate is underpinned by our mission and guiding principles – with a key focus on improving outcomes for children and young people.
Working exclusively in the education sector, we are mindful that we operate in accordance with The Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 which requires public authorities to consider economic, social and environmental wellbeing in connection with public services and commissioning contracts. It is our belief that our value to communities lies in not only the provision of improved and efficient service delivery to schools and academy trusts, but also through investing and making a social impact in the local communities where we work.
Our social goals are based around 4 distinct areas and many initiatives are driven by our educational proclivity and company values:
Strictly Education is the UK’s leading education specific provider of professional support services and solutions to schools, academies and multi-academy trusts (MATs). Our Mission, Vision and Guiding Principles are set out in our Business Plan.
This Strictly Education policy aims to prevent incidents and ill health by documenting, implementing, maintaining, and continually improving an occupational health & safety management system. The system exists to control health and safety risks and performance arising from all our work activities.
The Strictly Education Occupational Health & Safety Management System meets the requirements of ISO 45001:2018 in respect of activities carried out by Strictly Education and its employees.
The purpose of this policy is to set out a framework for setting objectives and the processes and procedures that, through correct delegation of duties, will as far as reasonably practicable:
The successful implementation of this policy relies on all duties and responsibilities being fulfilled, including compliance with applicable legal requirements and with other requirements that relate to Strictly Education’s occupational health and safety hazards, with the aim of continual improvement through programming monitoring and periodic reviews. Continuous improvement objectives will be set as part of our regular management review process.
This document is reviewed at least annually or when changes occur, and a revision may be required.
Review date: 23/06/2023
This policy is displayed in all offices and is available to all employees via the Strictly Education SEG People Portal. All employees are encouraged to read it and communicate any queries via the Director of Operations & Strategic Programmes. A copy of this policy can also be obtained on request from the Strictly Education Managing Director (to any interested parties) and is available on the Strictly Education website.
The new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law will come into effect on 25 May 2018. The aim of this law is to ensure all personal data relating to living EU citizens (including the UK) is protected and the companies who work with such data are held accountable for its protection.
At Strictly Education we have always been committed to data privacy and protection. However, to ensure we are operating at the highest standards we have taken several additional steps for GDPR compliance. As a business with data collection at the core of many of our services, safeguarding personal data is of the utmost importance to us.
GDPR compliance has been driven at Board-level and our main areas of focus and actions we have taken in preparation for GDPR are:
Personal data review