On May 25th 2018 new Regulations came into force, the General Data Protection Regulations. The aim of the Regulations is to make personal information even more confidential than it already is, under the current Data Protection act. The Regulation affects all countries in the European Union, but it will remain in British Law following Brexit. In the United Kingdom the Information Commissioner’s Office will check that everyone is complying with the law.
The school has worked hard to ensure that we comply with the requirements of the Regulation, because we take your privacy seriously. We include aspects of the GDPR in the IT and computing curriculum so that the children learn how to protect their privacy and online reputation in our highly technological world.
The school staff have received training so that they are familiar with the requirements of the GDPR. Please see attached privacy notices and policy.
We have reviewed the security of all our IT systems and the storage of our paper records. If any companies or partner agencies have access to any school data then we are requiring them to confirm that they also comply with the GDPR.
We use a system to record school’s use of data. We also regularly assess how we collect and protect the most sensitive data to ensure security levels are as high as can be reasonably expected.
If you have any questions please contact Julie Ellis, Business Manager in the school office. The Data Protection link Governor is James Malam.