Data protection

Under data protection law, individuals have a right to be informed about how Discovery uses any personal data.

GDPR Leads:

Data Protection Officer

Data Protection Officer- Adam Lapidge-


Our School contacts

Braunstone: Emily Panizza 

Captain’s Close: Joanne Coomb

Enderby Danemill: Annabelle Pullen 

Farndon Fields: Suzie Aldwinkle 

Fossebrook: Alison Wall 

Greystoke: Karen Marriott 

Keyham Lodge: Emma Collins

Kibworth: Catherine Goss 

Leighfield: Stephanie Watt 

Merrydale Junior: Nikita Grant

Millgate School: Sam Adams 

Mowmacre Hill: Louise Curtis 

Parkland: Rita Samji

Sileby Redlands: Sam Bell 

Woolden Hill: Mel Knight 

Our Commitment to Data Protection

Discovery Trust is committed to ensuring that data protection is a key priority when processing the personal data of individuals, ensuring compliance as set out by UK GDPR. We will ensure that we take a “data protection by design” approach to data protection. This means we will consider privacy and data protection issues at the design phase of any system, service, product, or process. As expressed by the UK GDPR, we will: 

  • Put in place appropriate technical and organizational measures designed to implement the data protection principles effectively; and 
  • Integrate safeguards into our processing so that we meet the UK GDPRs requirements and protect individual rights. 

Employees at Discovery will be given high quality and effective data protection training on a regular basis to ensure they are aware and actively considering data protection issues. 

Under data protection law, all individuals have a right to be informed how the trust uses any personal information we hold about them. We comply with this right by providing ‘privacy notices’ to individuals which explains how we collect, store, and use personal data. Please see our privacy notices below. 

Your Data Protection rights


         1. Right to Information  

  • The data subject has the right to know how we process data, who we process it with, our Data Protection Officer contact details, details of the data controller and details of the data subject’s rights. This privacy notice outlines all these principles. 


        2. Subject access rights 

  • The data subject has the right to know what personal data is being held about them and how they can access this (see below paragraph). 


         3. Right to rectification 

  • The data subject can request that the data controller rectifies any inaccurate data. 


          4. Right to erasure 

  • The data subject can request that the data controller erases any data that is no longer fit for processing or where processing was relying on consent, and this has been withdrawn. 


           5. Right to restrict processing 

  • The data subject can request that the data controller restricts processing where the accuracy of the personal data is contested, the process is unlawful or no longer needed but the data subject does not want to erase as the data is still required. 


          6. Right to data portability 

  • The data subject as the right to receive any personal data they have provided in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.  


          7. Right to object 

  • The data subject has a right to object to data processing. 


       8. Rights in relation to automated decision making and processing. 

  • The data subject has the right not to be subjected to decisions based solely on automated processing. 


If you wish to exercise any of your data rights as a parent/carer with parental responsibility, then please get in touch with your local Data Protection Representative that can be found below. 

Data protection complaints

We take any complaints about our collection and use of personal information very seriously.

If have any other concern about our data processing, we request that you raise your concern with us in the first instance. If this is a school activity, please raise concerns with the Local Data Protection Office in the school office. Should the outcome not be to your satisfaction you can contact Discovery:

E:    |     T: 0116 418 3066

Working together

We are confident that we can work together to avoid/remove/reduce concerns, but should the school and /or Trust not be able to resolve the matter to your satisfaction, then your concern can be raised via the Information Commissioner’s Office:

Report a concern online here.

Or write to: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.