GDPR

CHANGES TO DATA PROTECTION LAW

You may be aware that from May, the rules around data protection are changing. The ‘General Data Protection Regulation’ (GDPR) will change how we can use your personal data and keep it safe, and will also strengthen your rights over your own data.

 

The change is to make sure sensitive or private information about yourselves and your children stays safe. Whilst it is similar to the current Data Protection Act in many ways, there are a few differences, so we need to make a few changes at the school in order to ensure we remain compliant. 

 

One of these changes is that any request for information regarding a child, parent or member of staff, cannot be given without us being confident of the identity of the person asking for it, that means that you may be asked for information that verifies who you are if you ask for information over the phone or by email.

 

A video explaining GDPR can be found on YouTube via the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ua_LzUJ_wu8

 

We have also updated our privacy notice, a copy of which can be found at the bottom of this page.  You may also be interested to read Schoolsworks policies for Data Protection, ICT and Acceptable Use, Photo Policy, Staff and Pupil privacy, which can be found following the link below.

 

  If you unable to access the policies online, you may request a copy from the school office.

 

If you have any questions about how the GDPR affects you, or how our school is preparing, you can contact Louise Pope, our Data Protection Officer, by calling 01903 729988, or emailing her at dpo@schoolsworks.org.