On May 25th 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation came into effect across the EU. It is a new law that is being implemented in exactly the same way across all EU countries to create a level set of rules to ensure all data held and processed by organisations within the EU is secure and processed lawfully. GDPR will bring higher standards for handling data and greater expectations for improved transparency, enhanced data security and increased accountability for processing personal data. You can read more about it on the ICO website.
Schools have a legal duty to comply with GDPR so we have been working on our readiness by:
Attending training courses
Making staff and governors aware of the implications
Reviewing all our data and documents and updating them
We already have strong data protection policies and procedures in place but these have been updated in line with GDPR. Please refer to the Policies section under the Our School tab.