General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
New legislation comes into force on the 25th May 2018 which focuses on the way we gather, handle, store and dispose of data on our pupils, parents and staff. We are working towards compliance of the new wider requirements. This said the school already takes great care of the information given to us so we are already well on the way. We have robust and secure systems for both our electronic and paper records.
Over the coming months we will need to change a few of our systems in order to become fully compliant. This legislation affects all of us and we ask you to bear with us during these changes.
We ask parents to support the changes being made to school systems by:
- Reading the privacy notices which set out in detail what we do with information we hold on adults and children and who we share it with.
- Responding to any consent/permissions requested by the school
- Letting us know of any changes to the data parents provide
- Letting us know if there are any changes to the consent preferences.
We will be looking at all the forms we use in the school and amending them to make them compliant with Data Protection regulations.
As a school we are required to collect certain information in order to carry out our core functions of providing education and ensuring the wellbeing and welfare of the children. We do this on the legal basis that we are required to as an authority and therefore require no further permission. There are areas however where we do require your permission to use the information you have given us for activities other than our core functions. These include areas such as extra curricular activities and Parent Association events. For all such activities we will be seeking your specific consent to use your information and this consent (forms will be issued in the coming weeks) must be explicit and unambiguous.
We will be drafting new privacy notices to explain in detail what information we will need from you, why it is needed, how it will be stored, who we share it with (if this is required) and how long it will be kept for.
Please read the documents below for detailed information about GDPR.