Privacy Policy

The Saffron Alliance is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit our website, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others, how we keep it stored and how you may ask for it to be removed.

We may change this Policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes.

Any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices should be sent either by email to the Saffron Alliance Administrator, Jane Catley: or in writing to Saffron Alliance Administrator, c/o Saffron Walden County High School, Audley End Road, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 4UH.


Who are we?

The Saffron Alliance is a locally-based school improvement network primarily in North-East Essex. Within our network, both primary and secondary phases work together to provide high quality professional development for teachers and leaders, with the aim of maximising the impact of our work, so that all children achieve their potential.

Schools within the Saffron Alliance include:

Ashton Primary School

Alec Hunter Academy

Bentfield Primary School

Birchwood High School

Clavering Primary School

Debden Church of England Primary Academy

Hedingham School and Sixth Form

Helena Romanes School and Sixth Form Centre

Great Chesterford Primary School

Joyce Frankland Academy, Newport

Katherine Semar Infant School

Katherine Semar Junior School

Newport Primary School

Notley High School and Braintree Sixth Form

Radwinter C of E Primary School

RA Butler Academy

St Mary’s C of E (VA) Primary school

St. Thomas More Catholic Primary School, Saffron Walden


The Ramsey Academy

The Saffron Walden County High School is the lead school for the Saffron Alliance and as such administer this website.


How do we collect information from you?

The only identifiable data we collect is your name, your school email address, your school name and address, a booking contact (if different) and any details that you have specifically entered when booking a place on a course/event or making an enquiry such as any dietary or access requirements or an emergency contact. Also if applicable any school-to-school support data.


How is your information used?

  • We may use your information:
  • to deliver and support you with the Saffron Alliance courses you have booked;
  • to manage those CPD services;
  • to check the quality of the CPD services;
  • to inform you about other Saffron Alliance CPD events/news;
  • in the DfE’s annual audit of Teaching Schools
  • in any financial audits that we are required to complete
  • to help with research and planning of new services

We review our retention periods for personal information on an annual basis. However, a minimum amount of event booking data has to be legally retained for the Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) required seven years.


How we protect your data?

The Saffron Alliance is committed to keeping your personal data safe and secure.

The Saffron Alliance stores you data securely on the Saffron Walden County High School servers. Any paper documents are securely stored, including your application form, which is retained for 12 months.

Paper finance records are kept in a secure location for seven years in compliancy with retained for the Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) requirements.


Who has access to your information?

We will not sell or rent your information to third parties.

We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.

We may share your booking details and CPD feedback or school-to-school support details with the DfE’s annual audit during its annual audit of the Teaching School if we are asked to do so.

Third Party Product Providers we work in association with:

We may transfer your personal information to a third party if we’re under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation.


Your choices

You have a choice about whether or not you wish to receive information from us. You can change your marketing preferences at any time by contacting us by emailing the Saffron Alliance administrator Jane Catley: However, a minimum amount of event booking data has to be legally retained for the Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) required seven years.

The DfE’s privacy notice for school-to-school support can be found here

Links to other websites

Our website contain links to other websites run by other organisations. This privacy policy applies only to our website‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access them using links from our website.

In addition, if you linked to our website from a third party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site.


Review of this Policy

We keep this Policy under regular review. This Policy was last updated in May 2018.