General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Bearwood Data Protection Policy (GDPR) May 2018
The Data Protection Act will be replaced by new Europe wide legislation called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This comes into effect on May 25 2018.
As a school we hold a lot of information about our students/parents, workforce and governors which we have always treated with great care, in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act. It is vitally important that this private, and sometimes sensitive information is only passed on when there is a legal requirement to do so, such as the School’s Census. In practice, our processes and systems for handling personal data will change very little as we already treat it with great care. However, the new GDPR does require schools, to clearly inform anyone whose data they hold what it is used for and who it is shared with. This new Regulation also requires us to provide a statement, referred to as a Privacy Notice, to our students/parents, workforce and governors. Privacy Notices and the new Data Protection Policy are below.
If you would like to discuss anything further about data protection, please contact: Mrs Rupal Patel, Data Protection Officer - firstname.lastname@example.org