On May 25th 2018 a new regulation came into force, the General Data Protection Regulation.
The aim of the Regulation 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 remains in British Law following Brexit.
In the United Kingdom the Information Commissioner’s Office 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 will include aspects of the UK GDPR in the IT and computing curriculum so that your children learn how to protect their privacy and online reputation in our highly technological world.
The school staff have had training so that they are familiar with the requirements of UK GDPR. The school issues fresh privacy notices and acceptable use policies for families and pupils, on our website. Families recieve letters requesting consent for some school activities, such as for the use of photographs. Please note that we have to have a reply to these letters, otherwise your child might miss out when you would actually prefer them to be included: we cannot just assume that you agree (or don’t agree)!
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 require them to confirm that they also comply with UK GDPR.
Please see our Data Protection Policy below .