Dear Parents, Carers and Pupils,
Important Changes in relation to General Data Protection Regulations - GDPR
Important changes are coming in from the 25th May 2018 in regards to the rules around data protection. The 'General Data Protection Regulation' (GDPR) will change how we can use your personal data and keep it safe, and will strengthen your rights over your own data.
The point of this is to make sure sensitive or private information about yourselves and your children stays safe. Whilst it is similar to the current Data Protection Act in many ways, there are a few differences, so we need to make some changes at the school in order to ensure we remain compliant.
One of these changes is that we have updated our privacy notice for both parent, carers and pupils, which are displayed on the website under Key Information - GDPR. However, if you do not have access to the website please ask for a paper copy of the new privacy notices from the School Office.
As part of our work to comply with the GDPR, we also need to re-seek consent for using photographs or videos of your child on our website, internal displays or other school materials. Please complete the attached form and return it to the school office. The information in this form will be used throughout your child’s time at school and you may withdraw your consent at any time by contacting the school in writing stating that you wish to withdraw consent.
If you have any questions about how the GDPR affects you, or how our school is preparing our compliance, you can contact the school office.
Mr James Blomfield