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HadIt12 Thu 31-Aug-17 17:48:27

What would you think if you heard a member of a school staff discussing and reading out the GCSE results of other students to their own son/daughter? The member of staff was reading the information from the school computer results which I assume would be confidential information. Would it bother you?

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lljkk Thu 31-Aug-17 20:23:34

Were the kids named with their results or were they easily identifiable (like if only 5 kids took Latin GCSE this year). Or was it just "A* B C A D B... " kind of sequence for 30+ lines.

When you go to Parents Eve you can often get a quick glance (upside down reading) at everyone's current achievement/target comparisons. But not enough time to figure out everyone/specifics who got what. So not ideal but not something I'd be bothered about, either.

HadIt12 Thu 31-Aug-17 22:30:54

Nope students were named and information then passed on with names and grades to other students by the student that had been given the information

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fleshmarketclose Thu 31-Aug-17 22:33:25

Completely unacceptable and a data protection breech. I'd be informing the school of my intention to raise it with the ICO after following a formal complaint with the school.

FinallyDecidedOnUserName Thu 31-Aug-17 22:34:05

Very unprofessional

DD0314 Thu 31-Aug-17 22:39:49

That's so unprofessional! Yes, it would bother me. You have no idea how each child feels about those results so it's up to them to tell or not tell people.

HadIt12 Thu 31-Aug-17 22:42:26

Pleased I'm not alone with my thoughts I think it's disgusting. Sat on it for a couple of days. My DH says it's none of my business but I think it's unacceptable - feel for the students

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LaughingElliot Thu 31-Aug-17 22:44:06

You really must report it, it's an outrageous breach of confidence.

HadIt12 Thu 31-Aug-17 23:14:33

Does anyone know the procedure for reporting a member of staff at a UK school? Do I just inform the headmaster? And/or governors too?

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fleshmarketclose Thu 31-Aug-17 23:26:32

In dd's school you contact the HT's PA and ask for a copy of their formal complaints procedure. This tends to get the school to sit up and listen and the HT will undoubtedly then contact you himself so as to avoid a formal complaint. I would then give the HT the opportunity to sort outmy complaint informally and to give him credit he has. If I was dissatisfied I'd follow the complaints procedure though.

fleshmarketclose Thu 31-Aug-17 23:26:32

In dd's school you contact the HT's PA and ask for a copy of their formal complaints procedure. This tends to get the school to sit up and listen and the HT will undoubtedly then contact you himself so as to avoid a formal complaint. I would then give the HT the opportunity to sort out my complaint informally and to give him credit he has. If I was dissatisfied I'd follow the complaints procedure though.

MiniMum97 Fri 01-Sep-17 00:05:50

Why were they doing that? Very odd behaviour.

As a aside, when I was at school (early 90s) exam results were still posted publicly on a massive board and you could see everyone's if you wanted to. How times change!

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