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General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) for Parent / Carers

Along with other organisations across the UK, we are busy preparing for the change to the Data protection Law that is due to take place on 25th May 2018. Below please find a simple guide, which tells you about how we are working to meet the new regulation, which will give more control to individuals and more responsibilities to organisations that collect and hold your data.

  • Our school already has strict data protection policies, but these will be updated to reflect changes to meet GDPR.
  • Our data is already kept secure and used appropriately, but we will be giving you specific information about this through our updated Privacy notice and Freedom of Information policy.
  • Much of what we do with data will stay the same, but with GDPR there will be more security and transparency.
  • For much of the data that we collect from you, we do need consent. Schools have a duty to keep children safe and to deliver a high standard of education so much of our data is held and processed for the reason of ‘carrying out the public task of providing a state-funded education’.
  • When we do require your consent, you will be asked for it in a clear and easy to understand way and you will have the right to remove your consent at any time.

Our organization holds the following data: pupil records, pupil medical information, parent contact information, parent details which enable us to check for Free School Meal qualification or 30 hours nursery qualification, safeguarding records, special educational needs records and school meals data. The Governing Body and our Data protection Officer will be holding the school to account to ensure that we are meeting our GDPR responsibilities. We will keep you informed about GDPR throughout May. If you have any questions, please ask to speak to Mrs Douse in the school office.

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