Protecting Your Data - General Data Protection Regulations

GDPR-Data Protection

The GDPR will apply in all EU member states from 25th May 2018.  This will affect how schools manage personal data and how this is protected and shared.

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on the Data Protection Act 1998, which was enacted following the 1995 EU Data Protection Directive, but this will be superseded by the new legislation.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.

Schools are required to comply with GDPR so we have been working on our readiness this academic year. We have:

  • Been on training courses
  • Made staff and governors aware of the implications
  • Developed a compliance team consisting of HT, Bursar and Governors
  • Begun reviewing all of our data and documents and updating them

We already have strong data protection policies and procedures in place but these need to be updated in line with GDPR. We will now have to produce documentation to prove our compliance but we are working closely with the local authority to make sure that GDPR is in place in our school. We value and protect all of our student, parent and staff data and will continue with GDPR. As a parent/carer you may receive some letters from us regarding GDPR. Some of those may be about consent and some about updating your information with us. Please do read and send back everything you receive.

In the coming weeks we will be updating Privacy Notices, policies and Consent Forms to make sure we are compliant with the new GDPR.

To find out more about the change in regulation click here

Our GDPR preparation will ensure that we are working within the 7 Data Protection Principles:

Information video for parents from the ICO webiste can be found here

Infographic for parents can be found here

Information Commissioner Website can be found here

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Bretherton Endowed CE

Primary School

South Road, Bretherton, Lancs PR26 9AH

Main Contact: Alison Moxham

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Headteacher: Alison Moxham

01772 600431

bursar@bretherton.lancs.sch.uk

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