Review of Existing Provision Privacy Notice


Survey and Follow-up Interviews

How we hold and process your information

Wavehill have been appointed by North of Tyne Combined Authority to undertake a review of existing provision in schools in three areas: Mental Health, Blended Learning and Closing the Literacy Gap. To do this, a survey has developed and distributed to schools via local authorities.


Follow up interviews will be conducted with a sample of survey respondents that have given their consent to be contacted for follow up.


The data you provide will only be used for the purposes of this research only. We do not require any personal information to be collected as part of the research. We will use the school’s name to enable us to analyse the findings against school characteristics (for example, number on roll, percentage of SEN pupils, percentage of Pupil Premium pupils, location). All reports and outputs produced will not identify any schools individually.  Answers to the survey will not be made public in a way that could lead to your school being identified.


It is also important to note that the team undertaking the evaluation do not work for North of Tyne Combined Authority. This is an independent review.


Wavehill will delete the information you provide and all data relating to this research within six months of the end of the project.


If you have any queries regarding the research, please feel free to contact either Eddie Knight, who is leading the research ( or Adrian Dougherty, Strategic Lead for Education Challenge, North of Tyne Combined Authority (



Under the new data protection legislation, you have the right:

  • To access your personal data held by North of Tyne Combined Authority.

  • To require North of Tyne Combined Authority to correct any mistakes in that data.

  • To (in certain circumstances) object to or restrict processing.

  • For (in certain circumstances) your data to be ‘erased’.


Please contact the Adrian Dougherty if you wish to do any of these things in relation to this project. If you have any concerns about how your data has been handled, you can lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office who is the independent regulator for data protection.  You can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office on 01625 545 745 or 0303 123 1113, via the website , or write to: Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.


Further information


1. Why is this research happening?

Wavehill has been commissioned by the North of Tyne Combined Authority to conduct a review of existing provision in schools. The information gathered will provide the combined authority with information about what is happening in schools in three key areas. This will help to inform how future support in schools can be targeted and build on existing provision.

2. What type of information is collected through the survey?

The survey asks schools to indicate the range of provision that they currently offer in the three areas of interest. It asks about the resources used, strategies, interventions, leadership and other areas that will be helpful to develop a picture of the existing provision available in schools. It does not ask for personal data.


3. What is personal data?

Personal data means any information that could lead to a person being identified either alone or in combination with other widely-available information, e.g. their name, their address, or details specific to that person.


4. How long will data be kept for?

Wavehill will hold data during the contract period but will delete it six months after the end of the contract.


5. What is the legal basis for collecting and processing the data collected through the survey?

The research is important to support North of Tyne Combined Authority in their work to support schools and education provision. The research is being carried out by Wavehill on behalf of the combined authority. Your individual participation in the research is voluntary.


6. What is the purpose of processing your answers to the survey?

The data is used for research purposes only. The data will be analysed to enable North of Tyne Combined Authority to understand provision in schools. This will help them to decide how best to direct any future investment effectively in order to best support schools. The data will not be used for commercial or marketing purposes and it will not be used to take make decisions about you as an individual.


7. Who has access to the data collected through the survey?

Wavehill will have a copy of the data to allow it to carry out the survey.

For follow up interviews, Wavehill will make a written record of the discussion during the interview. These notes will be analysed by researchers at Wavehill to produce a report for the North of Tyne Combined Authority. This report will not identify any individuals participating in the research and the notes will not be shared with North of Tyne Combined Authority or anyone else outside of Wavehill. Wavehill will delete all personal data within six months of the end of the project. ACW will not have access to personal data collected through the interviews.