The administration of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme, is carried out by Teachers’ Pensions, Capita Pension Solutions, on behalf of the Department for Education (DfE). For the purposes of data protection legislation, the DfE is the data controller for the data processed for the administration of the Scheme. Teachers’ Pensions store, hold and manage your personal data on DfE’s behalf in line with statutory requirements to enable us to provide you with pension administration services.

We are committed to ensuring your personal information is handled in accordance with the “data protection legislation” (meaning the UK Data Protection Act 2018, the UK GDPR (as defined in the Data Protection, Privacy and Electronic Communications (amendments etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019/419), the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, and all similar or related legislation relating to the processing of personal information and/or privacy applicable to us)

If you'd like to know more about GDPR then why not download our helpful factsheet on what GDPR means to you (PDF, 189 KB) (This link opens in a new window).

For more detailed information, please read the privacy policy provided by the Department for Education (PDF, 128 KB) (This link opens in a new window).

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A session variable is a special type of variable whose value is maintained across subsequent web pages. With session variables, user-specific data can be preserved from page to page delivering customized content.

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Last Updated: 03/03/2023 17:01