It’s been quite the year for the education sector. When schools were forced to close as part of the UK’s lockdown and millions of children had to be homeschooled, teachers and parents across the country reached out for inspiration and help. 

Since launching in 2013, Third Space Learning has worked with tens of thousands of primary schools and their pupils, delivering almost 1 million lessons. In 2020, it became one of the key partners of England’s Department for Education’s National Tutoring Programme, providing personalised online maths lessons to state-school students who needed extra support. 

It was the perfect time to join the Privacy Compliance Hub network. “Privacy is complicated and evolving; we wanted a software package that would help us improve our privacy and demonstrate our compliance with GDPR and other privacy laws,” Bryan Tookey, Third Space Learning’s Chief Operations Officer, said. The team considered a number of providers, but “we found the Privacy Compliance Hub to be the most effective solution”. 

Joining alongside Third Space Learning is the multi-academy trust Olive Academies. It runs three alternative provision academies and an outreach service in London and the east of England, aiming to transform the lives of children and young people for whom traditional teaching methods have not worked. Its Chief Executive Officer, Mark Vickers, was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours List at the end of last year. 

“We are delighted to have Third Space Learning and Olive Academies on board,” Nigel Jones, Co-founder of the Privacy Compliance Hub, said. “Good privacy compliance is essential for all organisations, but for leaders working with children it’s a key part of their safeguarding responsibilities. The Hub takes the stress and complexity out of data protection, so our partners can focus on empowering their students to reach the best of their abilities.” 

If you’d like to join the growing list of organisations partnering with the Privacy Compliance Hub, contact us.