Website Policy

Tring School values the contribution that a website can make to the life of the school in a modern society. Tring School’s website has 3 important roles:

  • To celebrate success at every opportunity and promote the positive virtues of our school.
  • To provide important information to prospective parents and teachers and any other interested parties about our school
  • To provide an up to date and easy to access source of information for parents/carers, students and other stakeholders

Website Privacy Policy

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors. This policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.  We may change the content or services found on our website at any time without notice, and consequently our policy may change at any time in the future. You agree to revisit this page regularly and your continued access to or use of our website will mean that you agree to the changes.

We may revise this disclaimer from time-to-time. Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.

Cookies

Our website, along with most other websites, uses cookies.

A cookie is a text file sent by a website to your web browser, and stored on your computer’s hard drive. The text file is then sent back to the web server each time your browser requests a page of our website. This enables users to navigate around the website.

Cookies cannot look into your computer and obtain information about you or your family or read any material kept on your computer.

Cookies cannot be used by anyone else who has access to the computer to find out anything about you, other than the fact that someone using the computer has visited a certain website.

Cookies may be used to record information related to your visits to this website, such as your geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views. We may use this information in the administration of this website, to improve the website’s usability and to personalise our website for you.

It also enables our website to recognise your computer when you visit our website.

Most web browsers are initially set up by default to accept cookies but will have the option for you to disable all cookies. This will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

Please note that by using our website you are agreeing to our use of cookies on the website.

For further information on how to manage or delete cookies, please see the following links below.

Child Protection Policy

The School operates the following policy on its website regarding the use of photographs, to ensure the privacy and safety of students at the school:

Safeguards

The safety of children and other users who appear or are referred to on the published site is of paramount importance. The school will ensure that no pupil can be identified or contacted either via or as a result of using, the school website.

  1. Where students are named, only their first names are given.
  2. Where a student is named, no photograph of that student is displayed.
  3. Where a photograph is used which shows a student, no name is displayed.

We will not publish full names, addresses or e-mail addresses

By observing these points, the school ensures that visitors to the website cannot link images to the names of students.

The school follows a policy of seeking parents’ permission before using images which show students on the website (completed on entry to the school).

No other private information about students is ever published on the website such as surnames or contact details.

Privacy

Adults have the right to refuse permission to publish their image on the site

Parents have the right to refuse permission for their child’s work and/or image to be published on the site.

Those wishing to exercise this right should express their wishes in writing to the Head Teacher, clearly stating whether they object to work, images, or both being published, to the site. Parents will be notified of this right by publication of this policy on an annual basis with an acknowledgement receipt attached.

Monitoring

Authorised users will check material before it is uploaded or published to ensure that it is suitable and complies with the record of objections held by the Head Teacher and with copyright laws (as far as is possible). Any persons named on a web page can ask for their details to be removed. New pages will be tested for errors immediately after installation.

The web pages will be regularly reviewed for accuracy and will be updated as required. This review will occur at least annually. It will be the responsibility of an administrator, school management, staff or authorised agents to ensure this happens.

Statutory Content

Since September 2012, the DFE requires all school websites to contain the following information:

Details of the school’s pupil premium allocation and plans to spend it in the current year; and, for the previous year, a statement of how the money was spent and the impact that it had on educational attainment of those pupils at the school in respect of whom grant funding was allocated.

Details of the school’s curriculum, content and approach, by academic year and by subject (including details of GCSE options and other qualifications offered at Key Stage 4 (for secondary schools), and approach to phonic and reading schemes (for primary schools)).

Where applicable, details or links to the school’s admission arrangements, including its selection and oversubscription criteria, published admission number and the school’s process for applications through the local authority.

Details of the school’s policies on behaviour, charging and SEN and disability provision, links to the school’s Ofsted reports and DfE School Performance Tables and details of the school’s latest Key Stage 2 and/or Key Stage 4 attainment and progress measures as presented in the School Performance Tables.

A statement of the school’s ethos and values.

All of this statutory content is reviewed for accuracy and currency on a yearly basis, or sooner if necessary.

Maintenance and Editing

Appropriate training will be given to a number of authorised members of staff on how to update the website. There will be at least a minimum of two members of staff, who will have the knowledge to maintain and edit the site. This knowledge will be passed on to a successor at the end of their term of office.

Website Disclaimer

Introduction

This disclaimer governs your use of our website; by using our website, you accept this disclaimer in full. If you disagree with any part of this disclaimer, do not use our website.

In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified elsewhere in this privacy policy, we may disclose information about you:

  1. To the extent that we are required to do so by law;
  2. In connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;
  3. In order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);
  4. Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.

The information on this website is provided free-of-charge, and you acknowledge that it would be unreasonable to hold us liable in respect of this website and the information on this website.

Whilst we endeavour to ensure that the information on this website is correct, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy; nor do we commit to ensuring that the website remains available or that the material on this website is kept entirely up-to-date unless where required by statutory regulations.

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law we exclude all representations, warranties and conditions (including, without limitation, the conditions implied by law of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and the use of reasonable care and skill).

Our liability is limited and excluded to the maximum extent permitted under applicable law. We will not be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage in connection with our website, whether arising in tort, contract, or otherwise – including, without limitation, any loss of profit, contracts, business, goodwill, reputation, data, income, revenue or anticipated savings.

However, nothing in this disclaimer shall exclude or limit our liability for fraud, for death or personal injury caused by our negligence, or for any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

We may collect information about your computer and your visits to this website such as your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views. We may use this information in the administration of this website, to improve the website’s usability, and for marketing purposes.

Third party websites

The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies of third party websites.

Intellectual property rights

Unless otherwise stated, we or our licensors own the intellectual property rights in the website and material on the website. Subject to the licence below, all our intellectual property rights are reserved.

Licence to use website

You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages from the website, provided that:

  1. You must not republish material from this website (including republication on another website), or reproduce or store material from this website in any public or private electronic retrieval system;
  2. You must not reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, visit, or otherwise exploit our website or material on our website for a commercial purpose, without our express written consent;
  3. You must not download or copy media from this website, under no circumstances must you use media from this website

Entire agreement

This disclaimer constitutes the entire agreement between you and us in relation to your use of our website, and supersedes all previous agreements in respect of your use of this website.

Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.

Law and Jurisdiction

This notice will be governed by and construed in accordance with English law, and any disputes relating to this notice shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.