Mobile Data Uplifts for Digitally Excluded Learners  

11th February 2021 

Dear Parent/Carer 

 Mobile Data Uplifts for Digitally Excluded Learners  

 Following discussions with the four main UK mobile network operators (MNOs) to extend the data uplift pilot that the DfE are currently offering to English schools, Hwb can now confirm that a similar scheme will be mobilised in Wales (subject to contracts being agreed with the MNOs). 

 PRIVACY STATEMENT 

In order to comply with data protection legislation, we need to let you know that the Welsh Government is facilitating a Mobile Data Uplifts for Digitally Excluded Learners scheme through schools and local authorities. 

If you wish to participate in the scheme and are the account holder, the school will share your name, mobile phone number and mobile network operator details (including whether you are on a pay-as-you-go or pay-monthly contract) with Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council who will provide the details to the Welsh Government through the secure Hwb portal. The Welsh Government will then securely share these details with the relevant mobile network operator. 

The mobile network operator will use that information to increase the data available for the account holder’s mobile device, so long as the account holder qualifies for the scheme. This is on a time-limited basis, currently until 31st July 2021. The mobile network operator will handle your personal information in accordance with their own privacy policy and procedures. 

The account holder’s personal information is only shared with the mobile network operator for the purposes of the scheme. Personal information of other individuals, such as children or other adults, other than the adult account holder, are not collected or shared with Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council, the Welsh Government or the mobile network operator. 

If you do not want to participate in the scheme, the school will not share your personal information with anyone else. 

If you want to know more about how your personal information will be used before you take part in the scheme, the privacy notice can be provided in writing on request.  

Applying for the Mobile Data Uplift for Digitally Excluded Learner 

In the first instance, can you please email: cefnsaeson@hwbcymru.net providing your name, mobile phone number and mobile network operator details, (including whether you are on a pay-as-you-go or pay-monthly contract) 

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 4th MARCH 2021 

Cefn Saeson Comprehensive School