The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

We have updated our Privacy Notice

As you may already be aware, the 25th May 2018 marks the enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR will replace the Data Protection Act 1998, and is a piece of EU-wide legislation that sets out the rules on two things:

•           How organisations, including schools, will process people’s personal data and keep it safe

•           The legal rights people have over their own data

The changes are intended to protect sensitive or confidential information about people, including school staff and pupils.

As a school we won’t be changing how we use your personal data, however our updated Privacy Notice does contain much more detail about the type of information we collect from you, why we process your information, the legal basis for processing, where we need your consent for processing your data and sharing with third parties.  Our new Privacy Notice also details your rights as a data subject and how you can exercise those rights, such as withdrawing your consent, raising a subject access request and making a complaint.

As our school is part of Vision Academy Learning Trust, the Trust is the data controller registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) and has overall responsibility for all of the information processed in our school.  You can read the Privacy Notice for Vision Primary Schools on the Trust website here http://valt.org.uk/trust/primary-schools-privacy-notice/, along with other key privacy policies and procedures.

Finally, the Vision Academy Learning Trust has appointed a data protection officer (DPO) who is the single point of contact for all privacy concerns and can be contacted here:

Mrs Jo Turner

dpo@valt.org.uk

If you have any questions about GDPR, you can contact the ICO on 0303 123 1113 or by using their live chat, or you can visit their Guide to the General Data Protection Regulation webpage. You are also welcome to direct any questions you have to the DPO at the email address above.

Yours sincerely,

Karen Norton

Head Teacher