General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) Information for Schools

Bristol Plays Music is the Creative Learning and Engagement part of Bristol Music Trust Ltd which operates the Colston Hall.  Bristol Music Trust has a comprehensive Privacy Notice which sets out how the organisation is compliant with the GDPR regulations.  In the following document all references to Bristol Music Trust (BMT) include Bristol Plays Music (BPM).

Bristol Music Trust Privacy Notice

To view the BMT Privacy Notice click here. The Privacy Notice sets out the following:

  • Who we are
  • How we use the data we collect
  • What information we collect
  • How and when we use the information we collect
  • The legal bases on which we use the information
  • How we keep your details safe and secure
  • BMT as a charity and how we respect our donors
  • Special category information
  • Offensive or inappropriate content
  • Education & community
  • Cookies
  • Our fundraising promise
  • Can I find out what personal information Bristol Music Trust holds about me?

Schools and Bristol Plays Music (BPM)

Schools book musical and education activities with BPM by completion of a Music Tuition Booking Form.  The booking form creates a contractual agreement between schools and Bristol Music Trust Ltd.  It explains how Bristol Music Trust is GDPR compliant and how, as Joint Data Controllers with schools, personal information is managed and protected.

What is a Data controller?

A Data controller is a person who (either alone or jointly or in common with other persons) determines the purposes for which and the manner in which any personal data is, or are to be, processed.

Subject matter, duration, nature and purpose of data

  • Children and young people, parents/legal guardian(for some activities), teachers, participants
  • Information about how long data is kept can be found in BMT Retention Policy
  • Data is collected for use in registers, timetables/schedules, participation in events, instrument hire
  • Invoicing to parents at some schools and for attendance at music centre activities

Categories of data subjects

  • Pupils/Students
  • Parents
  • Participants
  • Teachers

Type of personal data being processed

  • Registers
  • Pupil handbooks
  • Pupil reports
  • Medical forms
  • Body of Persons Approval (BOPA)
  • Anonymised demographic information
  • Pupil names, age/year group/dobs, school, gender, home contact details (for some events only), ethnicity, SEND
    • For safeguarding purposes and to record progression of pupils’ attainment.
    • To inform tutors of any medical conditions of pupils.
    • To comply with Bristol City Council performance licensing requirements, where applicable.
    • Photographic record of events for documenting and marketing purposes.
    • To respond to enquiries from funders and Department for Education

Obligations and rights as Joint Data Controllers

  • Schools will provide a registers of pupils, including SEND/health information where appropriate
  • BMT will only use personal data for the purposes outlined above (as directed by schools)
  • In line with BMT retention policy all personal data will be deleted at the end of the event or contract term.
  • All BMT employed and freelance tutors adhere to BMT policies, including Data Protection Policy, Security Policy and Retention Policy.

Data Processing

As Joint Data Controller, BMT uses the music education industry standard Paritor Management Information System.   This affects schools and music centres with direct billing to parents.

Data Security

The BMT Privacy Notice covers the data rights of individuals, secure processing, reporting and communicating data breaches, and the conducting of impact assessments where relevant.

Retention Policy

Refer to Retention Policy for information on how BMT deletes or returns personal data to schools at the end of the event or contract term.

Access to Data

As joint data controllers, schools are entitled to inspect how shared data is used and kept secured.

We’re changing

On Wednesday 23 September 2020 Colston Hall changed its name to Bristol Beacon, and this means we’re changing too.

Bristol Plays Music is run by Bristol Music Trust, the charity that also runs the venue formerly known as Colston Hall. These two organisations will soon unite under one name: Bristol Beacon.

Click below to find out more about how we’re changing, watch our name announcement, and discover how we want everyone to share in the joy of live music.

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