From 25th May 2018, the laws around data protection changed and the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became law. As an organisation that gathers and uses data (information) we are required to review our data handling and related procedures.
We use this data to:
- support our pupils' learning
- monitor and report on their progress
- provide appropriate pastoral care; and
- assess the quality of our services
This information will include their contact details, national curriculum assessment results, attendance information, any exclusion information, where they go after they leave us and personal characteristics such as their ethnic group, any special educational needs they may have as well as relevant medical information.
On this page you will find information that outlines the key changes brought about by GDPR.
In principle, with regards to data collection, we are now required to consider:
- what data we need from you
- why we need it
- what we will do with it
- where it will be stored
- who we may share it with and why
- how we will dispose (get rid of) the data
- how long we will keep it
As well as providing answers to these questions, we are also required to tell you how you can view the data, request changes or deletions and what we will do in the case of a data breach.
Below are links to a number of documents which will provide this information for you.