How will DfE use the personal data we share with them?
We will collect and share personal data from your application form and about your TLIF journey (e.g. if you withdraw, complete) with DfE (and the external evaluator working on its behalf).
DfE or the external evaluator will:
1. Analyse the personal data from your application/registration form to understand the characteristics of teachers and leaders participating in TLIF (and thereby identifying other groups who are not participating). DfE will use this information to explore the characteristics of participants who withdraw, drop-out or complete and any common factors e.g. TLIF project, region.
2. Link and match this data with other information that DfE already collects or holds e.g. School Workforce Census, national statistics for schools, or data to which it is lawfully permitted access e.g. regional economic information. This enables analysis of the longer-term benefits of TLIF e.g. whether teacher retention improves, and how many people progress/are promoted. This means we can avoid asking you to give us the same information twice. DfE will not share any information that will identify you, or any other third party, unless it is required to do so by law.
How will I be asked to contribute to the evaluation?
1. On behalf of DfE, we, or the TLIF evaluator, will invite all participants to complete an online evaluation survey about your expectations and reasons for applying. At later dates, or at the end of the TLIF project, we will ask you to reflect on your use of what you have learnt. The responses to the survey will be treated in confidence and we will not see them. During the programme, a contracted evaluator working on behalf of DfE will invite you to complete surveys asking you about the content and delivery of the TLIF project and your perceptions of impacts.
2. In addition, DfE (or the appointed evaluators) may contact you to ask you to assist with their research by taking part in telephone or face-to-face interviews or focus groups; the purpose of this is to provide a richer understanding of your views and experiences. Please note that, if contacted, you will be under no obligation to take part and you can change your mind at any time. If you do agree to participate, you will not be identified or identifiable in any results of the evaluation.