On the 25th May 2018, the UK’s Data Protection Act 1998 was replaced by a new law called the GDPR (the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016). This law governs how we collect, use and share people’s information and provides greater rights to individuals and control over how their information is handled by organisations, including schools and colleges.
We’re taking steps to review and update our procedures around how we are handling personal information and have appointed an external Data Protection Officer to help us get ready for the changes.
As part of this process, we have updated our privacy notice which explains how we handle pupil/student information, which is available on request. We will publish more information about how we are meeting the GDPR on this page in due course and our policies around this.
If in the meantime you would like to know more about the GDPR and your rights, please visit the UK’s data protection regulator’s website, the Information Commissioner’s Office at www.ico.org.uk
Should you have any queries regarding the GDPR and our school, please email us or our Data Protection Officer, Jane Clements at email: firstname.lastname@example.org