From the end of May 2018, new, tighter General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules are coming in to effect. These changes have added a number of new requirements for schools. We are obliged to inform you of the organizations which hold data relating to your child and, for some of these organizations, to obtain your consent for them to hold the data.
Due to new GDPR regulations with effect from May 2018, schools must now provide parents with an opportunity to opt in or out of any data sharing. We will not give information about you to anyone outside the school without your consent unless the law and our rules permit it. However, we are required by law to pass some of your information to the Local Authority (LA) and the Department for Child, School and Families (DCSF).
We are the Data Controller for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the personal data we hold is used to support teaching and learning, monitor and report on your child’s progress, provide appropriate pastoral care and assess how well your child is doing. Some data is held to help the school meet statutory requirements related to Government reporting. Other data is held to help assist in the smooth running and operation of the school. Please note that if you do not provide consent for companies to hold this data, we will not be able to provide you with the benefits of the services they offer such as the text messaging service or allow children to use online tools such as our Learning Platform.
In coming weeks we will be informing you of the organizations which hold your data and asking for your informed consent for these companies to hold the data. We will also be publishing the privacy policies of these companies below and information on their GDPR compliance.