You may be aware that from May, the rules around data protection are changing. The ‘General Data Protection Regulation’ (GDPR) will change how we can use your personal data and keep it safe, and will also strengthen your rights over your own data. The point of this is to make sure sensitive or private information about yourselves and your children stays safe. Whilst it is similar to the current Data Protection Act in many ways, there are a few differences, so we need to make a few changes at the school in order to ensure we remain compliant.
Middle Barton School has a statutory duty to comply with the requirements of the GDPR as it collects data about pupils and adults associated with the school for school business. The school is also required to produce a privacy notice explaining how information is collected and processed.
All of the information we hold on individuals follows the six key principles:
1. Fair, lawful and transparent
2. Collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes
3. Adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary
4. Accurate, and where necessary, kept up to date
5. Kept in a form which permits identification for no longer than is necessary
6. Processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security.
As part of our work to comply with the GDPR, we have had to re-seek consent for using photographs or videos of your child/ren on our website, internal display boards or other school material. This form will be sent out annually and can be found here.
Further information regarding the changes to our privacy notice can be found by clicking the button below.