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Safeguarding Policy

Safeguarding Policy

Our Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion, Mr Astbury, can be contacted via the school office (or email) for any queries, information or concerns you may have about safeguarding of students.

Financial Literacy

“Blessed Hugh Faringdon Catholic School and 6th Form Centre is committed to ensuring that its students will be effective citizens, producers and consumers of the 21st Century. Effective financial education is a key element to understanding these responsibilities”.
Dr S Uttley

July 2017 Update

As part of their Induction into the school, our new students starting with us, in September, had their first taste of Financial Education at BHF as they took part in an introductory session on Junior Tax Facts. Working with their tutors, students looked at why and how taxes are gathered and had to consider how they’d best spend the £537 billion collected by HMRC! Quite a challenge for 11 year-olds but one they relished.

During the July PSHE Day, Year 10 students many of whom are considering some part-time work had the opportunity to work with from our Business Class Partner School,  Prudential, to develop their  interview technique to help them get that step ahead in life. A key consideration was to explore the reality of life, as a working adult, with rent or a mortgage to pay and day to day living expenses to cover.

As part of the same event Year 12 students enjoyed a Banking- related session that is one of a range of lessons to help prepare them to manage their finances as they depart for university or embark upon a career. Future topics include; Being a Smart Consumer, Credit and Loans and Running a Home.

These sessions all form part of our drive to embed Financial Literacy in the student experience at Blessed Hugh Faringdon and raise student awareness of the opportunities available and the challenges they will face.

Privacy Notice

Privacy Notice - Data Protection Act 1998

We, Blessed Hugh Faringdon Catholic School are the Data Controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act. We collect information from you and may receive information about you from your previous school and the Learning Records Service.

We hold this personal data and use it to:

  • Support your teaching and learning;
  • Monitor and report on your progress
  • Provide appropriate pastoral care, and
  • Assess how well your school is doing

This information includes your contact details, national curriculum assessment results, attendance information and personal characteristics such as your ethnic group, special educational needs and any relevant medical information. If you are enrolling for post 14 qualifications we will be provided with your unique learner number by the Learning Records Service and may also obtain from them details of any learning or qualifications you have undertaken.

We will not give information about you to anyone outside the school without your consent unless the law and our rules allow us to.

We are required by law to pass some of your information to the Local Authority and the Department for Education (DfE)

If you want to see a copy of the information we hold and share about you then please contact the Headteacher in writing

If you require more information about how the Local Authority (LA) and/or DfE store and use your information, then please go to the following websites:

http://www.reading.gov.uk *



If you are unable to access these websites, please contact the LA or DfE as follows:

  • Data Protection Officer, Civic Centre, Reading, RG1 7AE
  • Public Communications Unit, Department for Education, Sanctuary Buildings

Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3BT

Website: www.education.gov.uk

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Telephone: 0870 000 2288

In addition for Secondary Schools

Connexions Services - Once you are aged 13 or over we are required to pass on certain information to the Connexions services. Connexions are the government's support service for all young people aged 13 to 19 in England. We must provide both your and your parents(s) name and address, and any further information relevant to the Connexions services' role. However, you (if you are over 16) or your parents can ask that no Information beyond name and address be passed to Connexions. Please inform the school Office Manager if you wish to opt-out of this arrangement. For more information about Connexions please go to the LA website shown above.

*Local Authority to provide link to their website with info on uses they make of data and any other organisations they share data with such as Connexions. Ideally they should also provide an address where parents without internet access can write for information.