Our world is becoming increasingly dependent on digital data. Many aspects of our lives can now be processed online (banking, shopping or online subscriptions for example) using a variety of digital tools and apps. Many of our records in school are now also computer based. Companies and organisations now have to be mindful of the safety of collecting, using and sharing information online.
With this in mind GDPR was launched on 25th May 2018. It replaced the UK Data Protection Act (1998). GDPR stands for the EU General Data Protection Regulation. It governs how schools collect, use and share information. It provides individuals with rights and control over how their information is handled by organisations, including schools.
If you would like to find out more about the GDPR and your rights, please visit the UK’s data protection regulator, the Information Commissioner’s Office at www.ico.org.uk
Should you have any queries regarding the GDPR and our school, please email the school office.
Click Here to see our Trust GDPR documents including a guide to your data rights and a subject access request
Dr Danielle Benyon-Payne is our Governance Manager: email@example.com
Our Data Protection Officer is John Walker: John.Walker@phplaw.co.uk
Please note that where Freedom Of Information requests relate to our schools during school closures / school holidays a response can not be provided until the school reopens.