Pupil Data N. Ireland: the national database characteristics

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Dear Education Authority, Northern Ireland,

Please could you confirm with reference to the pupil database of school children in N.Ireland created from the Northern Ireland Schools Census.

1. As a snapshot of data on the date of March 31, 2017: the total number of unique individuals' data stored in the database for all time. This may be the total quantity of unique pupil numbers (UPN) (please confirm that this is UPN not pupil reference matching numbers or list the quantity of both separately).

2. Provide the document / terms of reference that state the retention period of the records (please state the retention period simply in free text if no document exists).

3. Please provide the table of any charges which an applicant must meet in order to receive data, for example standard or bespoke extracts of NPD data.(For reference please see the health data model equivalent: http://www.hscic.gov.uk/media/14839/DARS... )

4. Does your release process standardly or as an exception supress or releases small numbers? If so, to how many?

5. How many audits were made of receiving data organisations since April 2012, pertaining to the data provided to them?

I would be grateful if you are able to provide these as soon as possible and within the maximum 20 days permitted under the FOI act (ref: https://ico.org.uk/media/for-organisatio....

Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,

Jen Persson

Monika Ferguson, Education Authority, Northern Ireland

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Request Reference:  1244

Date: 01.06.17

 

 

Dear Mr Persson,

 

We refer to your recent information request, copy attached, which is
receiving our attention.

 

If you have any further queries concerning this matter please do not
hesitate to contact me.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

Monika Ferguson                  

Records Officer

 

 

Monika Ferguson |  Records Officer | Information Management Unit

 

Education Authority | 3 Charlemont Place | The Mall | Armagh BT61 9AX

 

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Monika Ferguson, Education Authority, Northern Ireland

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Request Ref: 1244
Date: 19.06.17

Dear Ms Persson,

 

Thank you for your request for information.  Please find attached and
below the following documents:

 

1.     Copy of your request for information

2.     The following released information:

 

In relation to the request specified within this FOI, the following points
apply:

 

·       The Education Authority does not generate a pupil database based
on collation of data from the Northern Ireland Schools Census.

 

·       In the case of the NI Census procedure, all data relevant to NI
Census Return is handled and processed directly by the Department of
Education in Northern Ireland [1]https://www.education-ni.gov.uk.

 

 

If you are dissatisfied with any aspect of this response or the handling
of your request you have the right to appeal it by writing directly to the
Corporate Information Manager at the address below, within two calendar
months of the date of this response.

 

Corporate Information Manager
Education Authority,

3 Charlemont Place
The Mall
Armagh
BT61 9AX

 

In the event that you remain dissatisfied, you have the right to complain
further to the Information Commissioner’s Office at the address below:

 

The Information Commissioner
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

 

Yours sincerely,

Monika Ferguson                  

Records Officer

 

 

Monika Ferguson |  Records Officer | Information Management Unit

 

Education Authority | 3 Charlemont Place | The Mall | Armagh BT61 9AX

 

☎:028 37 41 5365 |  📧: [2][email address] | [3]www.selb.org |
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