Welcome to the GDPR - Data Protection page of our website.
What is GDPR?
The law is changing and the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) comes into effect on 25th May 2018. It will bring higher standards for handling data and greater expectations for improved transparency, enhanced data security and increased accountability for processing personal data. Schools will have a legal duty to comply with the GDPR.
The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the result of four years of work by the EU to bring data protection legislation into line with new, previously unforeseen ways that data is now used. Currently, the UK relies on the Data Protection Act 1998, which was enacted following the 1995 EU Data Protection Directive, but this will be superseded by the new legislation. It introduces tougher fines for non-compliance and breaches, and gives people more say over what companies can do with their data. It also makes data protection rules more or less identical throughout the EU.
In the coming weeks we will be updating Privacy Notices, policies and Consent Forms to make sure we are compliant with the new GDPR.
Check regularly in this section to see what is new.
GDPR Mind Map for Parents
GDPR Mind Map for schools visually shows the various tasks and key areas to understand in preparation to comply with the General Data Protection Regulations which will be enforced in May 2018. The video is fun to watch and through graphics tells a vital story of a school's GDPR journey.
GDPR in SchoolsGDPR in Schools is a website aimed at explaining what schools need to do in order to be compliant but also explain to parents how schools are already working on compliance through the nature of their organisation and safeguarding.