The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a legal framework that sets guidelines for the collection and processing of personal information from individuals who live in the European Union (EU).
The law has changed and the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) came into effect on 25th May 2018. It brings higher standards for handling data and greater expectations for improved transparency, enhanced data security and increased accountability for processing personal data.
Schools will have a legal duty to comply with the GDPR. Please take the opportunity to watch the short video clip below
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:
Please note, if you wish to access your child’s records, we will need you to provide two appropriate identification types at the time of submitting the form. Accepted proofs of identification include: