GDPR and Data Protection

Nurture, Aspire, Achieve

Parent/Carer Information 

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came in to effect on 25 May 2018.  The GDPR has brought considerable changes to data protection law both in the UK and across the EU.  The school takes its responsibilities on data protection very seriously and has implemented a number of changes in the way we process and store data.

We need to hold personal information about your child on our computer system and in paper records to help us with their educational needs.  The school is responsible for their accuracy and safe-keeping.  Please help to keep your child's records up to date by informing us of any change of circumstances.

School staff have access to your child's records to enable them to do their jobs.  From time to time information may be shared with others involved in your child's care, if it is necessary.  Anyone with access to your child's records has been trained in confidentiality issues and is governed by a legal duty to keep their details secure, accurate and up to date.

All information about your child is held securely and appropriate safeguards are in place to prevent accidental loss.

In some circumstances we may be required by law to release your child's details to statutory or other official bodies, more information about this can be found in our Privacy Notices.

You have a right to see what information the school holds about your child.  To do this please see the guidance provided on Subject Access Requests.

Other information about the day to day running of the school is available under the Freedom of Information Publication Scheme. 

Privacy Notices

Please click the link below for the schools updated Privacy Notices.  These will tell you about the information we hold in school and how we use and share that information.

Privacy notice for parents/carers

Privacy notice for children looked after/children in need

Privacy notice for the school workforce

GDPR/Data Protection Policy

The policy is available to download below or a paper copy can be requested from the school office.

GDPR/Data Protection Policy

Data Protection Concerns

The Data Protection Officer is responsible for overseeing data protection within the school.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school office or email: dpo@gildersomeprimary.org.uk