The new General Data Protection Regulation came into force on the 25th May and replaced the EU Data Protection Directive of 1995 and supersedes the laws of individual Member States that were developed in compliance with the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC, including the UK’s 1998 Data Protection Act.
Its purpose is to protect the “rights and freedoms” of all individuals and to ensure that personal data is not processed without their knowledge and, wherever possible, that it is processed with their consent.
As a school we need to process personal data in order to:
Carry out a task in the public interest
Exercise our official authority
We can process personal data without seeking consent if we need to in order for our school to run properly. School staff have access to your child’s records to enable them to do their jobs. From time to time information may be shared with others involved in your child’s care, if it is necessary. Anyone with access to your child’s records is properly trained in confidentiality issues.
Below you will find our school’s Privacy Notice. A Privacy Notice specifies how the school applies data protection principles to processing data. All personal data which we need for the daily running of the School will be listed on our Privacy Notice for your information. You will also find links to policy documents and a video that will help explain GDPR in more detail.
We take all data privacy and protection very seriously and work to the highest standard to keep your data safe and I hope that, after viewing our website and particularly the detail within the Privacy Notices, you will feel confident that we have all systems in place to be compliant with GDPR.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION (Please take time to read through the policy and privacy documents by clicking on the links below )
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