General Data Protection Regulation
We need to hold personal information about your child on our computer system and in paper records to help us with their educational needs. Our Data Protection Officer, Mrs Lynsey Jones, is responsible for their safe-keeping.
Please help to keep your child’s records up to date by informing us of any change of circumstances or contact details.
School staff have access to your child’s records to enable them to do their jobs. From time to time information may be shared with others involved in your child’s care, if it is necessary. Anyone with access to your child’s records is properly trained in confidentiality issues and is governed by a legal duty to keep their details secure, accurate and up to date. All information about your child is held securely and appropriate safeguards are in place to prevent accidental loss.
In some circumstances we may be required by law to release your child’s details to statutory or other official bodies, for example if a court order is presented, or in the case of public educational issues. In other circumstances you may be required to give written consent before information is released – such as the educational reports for insurance, solicitors etc.
To ensure your child’s privacy, we will not disclose information. You have a right to see your child’s records if you wish. Please ask at the school’s office if you would like further details. An appointment will be required.
The documents below have all been reviewed or created in line with the GDPR guidelines. A couple of useful websites for parents and guardians are all listed below these documents.
The GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018 do not prevent, or limit, the sharing of information for the purposes of keeping children and young people safe.
Pages 4 and 5 of the document 'Information Sharing - Advice for Practitioners (listed below) provides further information in regards to Safeguarding and GDPR.