On 25th May 2018, the UK’s Data Protection Act 1998 was replaced by a new law called the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). This law governs how we collect, use and share people’s information and provides greater rights to individuals and control over how their information is handled by organisations, including schools.
Whilst we review and update our processes around how we handle your information, we have designated the School Business Manager as Data Protection Officer, based on recommendation by the Local Authority. If you have any queries regarding the GDPR and our school, please email us at email:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7749 4593
We have also sent home copies of a privacy notice explaining how we handle pupil information, what rights you have and how to exercise them.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) provides comprehensive guide to the GDPR, how to be compliant, and specifically what schools are required to provide. If you would like to know more about the GDPR and your rights, please visit the ICO website.
The video below also provides an easy to understand pathway to GDPR compliance in schools.
GDPR Mind Map for schools visually shows the various tasks and key areas to understand in preparation to comply with the General Data Protection Regulations which will be enforced in May 2018. The video is fun to watch and through graphics tells a vital story of a school's GDPR journey.