A new data privacy law, the 'General Data Protection Regulation' (GDPR) came into effect on 25th May 2018. This will change how we can use your personal data and keep it safe, and will also strengthen your rights over your own data. The point of this 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 requires us to update our privacy notices to include:
The information we hold about you.
The legal basis on which we collect data about you, how we collect it, share it and use it.
How long we retain your data.
Please see the links below for notices covering both staff and parents:
As part of our work to comply with the GDPR we will be re-seeking your consent for using photographs of your child on our website, social media etc. This will be sent out this week.
If you have any questions about how the GDPR affects you, or how our school is preparing then please contact the school office. We are happy to help people access their information in a timely manner, but will find it difficult to respond during the Summer holidays.