At Bishop’s Waltham Junior School the health, safety and well-being of every child is our top priority.
New General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) came into effect on 25th May 2018. It brought with it higher standards for handling data and greater expectations for improved transparency, enhanced data security and increased accountability for processing personal data. Schools now have a legal duty to comply with the GDPR.
Please take the opportunity to watch the short video clip below.
The new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) has replaced the current Data Protection Act (DPA) and has strengthened and unified all data held within an organisation. For schools, GDPR brought with it a new responsibility to inform parents and stakeholders about how they are using pupils’ data and who it is being used by.
What does GDPR mean for schools?
A great deal of the processing of personal data undertaken by schools will fall under a specific legal basis, ‘in the public interest’. As it is in the public interest to operate schools successfully, it will mean that specific consent will not be needed in the majority of cases in schools.
GDPR will ensure data is protected and will give individuals more control over their data, however this means schools will have greater accountability for the data:
The documents below contain all of the relevant GDPR information for parents/carers.
If you have any enquiries in relation to GDPR, please contact Mr. Darren Campbell (Head Teacher) or Mrs. Sam Baldwin (Finance Officer/Data Protection Officer)