GDPR

The law has changed and the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) came into effect on 25th May 2018.

This has brought higher standards for handling data and greater expectations for improved transparency, enhanced data security and increased accountability for processing personal data.

All schools have a legal duty to comply with the GDPR.

The new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) has replaced the Data Protection Act (DPA) and is set to strengthen and unify all data held within an organisation. For schools, GDPR brings a new responsibility to inform parents and stakeholders about how they are using pupils’ data and who it is being used by.

What does GDPR mean for schools?

A great deal of the processing of personal data undertaken by schools will fall under a specific legal basis, ‘in the public interest’.

As it is in the public interest to operate schools successfully, it will mean that specific consent will not be needed in the majority of cases in schools.

GDPR will ensure data is protected and will give individuals more control over their data, however this means schools will have greater accountability for the data:

 For more information our GDPR Privacy Notice is below.

Requesting access to your personal data

Under data protection legislation, parents and pupils have the right to request access to information about them that we hold.

To make a request for your personal information, or be given access to your child’s educational record, contact the school office or the Headteacher.  The school will, on an annual basis, share individual Data Collection Sheets with you in order to ensure that our records are accurate and up to date.

You also have the right to:

If you should have a concern about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, you should raise your concern with us in the first instance or directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office at ico.org.uk/concerns

Privacy Notice:

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