How we use your data in Compass+
Compass+ is designed for use by the school’s Careers Leader and their approved users who have designated responsibility for planning, reviewing, and improving careers provision at school and student levels.
It enables a school to track Gatsby Benchmark attainment at an individual student level within Compass+, to enable this tracking some student information is pulled from the school’s Management Information System (MIS) via a third-party integration platform. The school approves the data set that is pulled from their MIS, and the school is in control of the flow of data between its MIS and the third-party platform.
Once populated with student data, Compass+ provides features that assist the school to do the following:
- Assess the school’s careers provision against the Gatsby Benchmarks
- Track individual students’ careers interests and intended destinations (what they plan to do after leaving school)
- Track individual students’ actual destinations (what they do for 3 years after leaving the school)
- Plan and track careers activities for individual students
- Input and store details of third-party organisations and contacts that can support the school with careers provision
- Download key information into reports, for the following purposes:
- For analysis and reporting within the school
- To provide data to local authorities to support them in their statutory duty to record the intended destinations of 16-year olds
- To provide systematic records to each student of the individual advice given to them as recommended in the Gatsby Benchmarks.
Individual student data is held in the pupil profile within Compass+. The purpose of the pupil profile is to support Compass+ users to plan, track, optimize, organize, and tailor careers provision to the individual needs of students.
Data drawn from a school’s Management Information System (MIS) identifies the student to the Compass+ user, such as name, and data which identifies the student to systems, such as the MIS identifier.
It also includes data which supports the organisation of careers provision, for example registration groups and attendances. A large part of the data relates to student characteristics which are relevant to the provision of careers support, such as special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and free school meals status, which helps a Careers Leader target and tailor provision to meet the specific needs of individual students.
Of the data drawn from a school’s MIS, the following are special category data: Student Ethnicity, Pupil Premium, Free School Meals, SEND.
The data processed from a school MIS comprises:
- User defined groups
- Registration groups
- School details
- Student basic information
- Student start and end dates
- Student date of birth
- Student ethnicity
- Student first language
- Student free school meal status
- Student free school meal and eligibility history
- Student gender
- Student MIS identifier
- Student admission number
- Student pupil premium status
- Student pupil premium history
- Student SEN provision
- Student SEN provision history
- Student UPN
- Student Teaching groups.
The following data is then added by Compass+ users:
Compass+ users can add extra information to the pupil profile within Compass+. This information relates to the careers support provided to the individual student, including:
- Careers activities offered to and taken part in by the student
- The student’s careers interests and intended destination (what they hope to do after leaving school)
- The student’s actual destination (what they did for 3 years after leaving the school). This “actual destination” data should be recorded as recommended by Gatsby Benchmark 3, in order to help the Careers Leader understand the impact of the careers support provided to the student.
DPIA template available for schools
We have created a pre-populated Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) template to help schools review Compass+ before they upgrade. It explains how Compass+ works; how data is used in Compass+ and shared with third parties; the lawful basis for processing; potential risks and mitigations The Careers & Enterprise Company (CEC) have in place.
A school can then add their own information, findings and recommendations in any section of the template. At the end of the template there is a section for the appropriate person in the school to complete and sign a compliance statement and for the school’s DPO to add a signed statement too.
The template is provided for a school’s own purposes and CEC is unable to review any completed template or enter any dialogue about a completed template.
You can obtain a copy of the template from our Customer Service team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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