General Data Protection Regulation GDPR

 

On May 25th 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 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.

Our 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 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 the GDPR.  We have issued fresh privacy notices and acceptable use policies for families and pupils.  Families will also have seen new 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 are requiring them to confirm that they also comply with the GDPR.

 

Please see below our updated Privacy Notice, along with copies our our Acceptable Use Policies for the children:

 

PRIVACY NOTICE FOR FAMILIES

 

 

KS2 PUPIL ACCEPTABLE USE AGREEMENT

 

 

KS1 PUPIL ACCEPTABLE USE AGREEMENT