Data protection regulations changed on 25 May 2018 with the enforcement of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations). GDPR has increased our data reporting requirements significantly. We have always been committed to protecting our staff, students, contractors and visitor’s privacy and this will commitment will continue. We have always managed your details responsibly, and we will continue to take great care to keep them safe and secure.
We sometimes transfer personal information to other authorities, so that we can operate effectively as a school and be able to positively implement our duty of care for the school community. Under data regulations we are lawfully able to do this to carry out tasks in the public interest and as part of our legal obligation. Under the GDPR we are required to be more transparent so that everyone can see more about the personal information that we hold. We have completed an updated Information Audit, Data Protection Policy and Privacy Notices in preparation for the GDPR. These are all located on this webpage (see below).
You have rights under GDPR as follows:
a right of access to a copy of any personal information data that we hold on you or your children. However, we may have to consider applying for an exemption to some information where our duties maybe potentially compromised.
a right to object to data processing that is likely to cause or is causing damage or distress;
a right to prevent data processing for direct marketing;
a right to object to decisions being taken by automated means, unless we have an overriding legitimate reason to continue;
a right in certain circumstances to have inaccurate personal data rectified, blocked, erased or destroyed.
a right to claim compensation for damages caused by a breach of the Data Protection Act/GDPR.
If you would like to make any requests, think your data has been misused or that it is not secure, you should contact us:
Data Protection Controller, the Head Teacher, (NB this duty may be delegated to other employees).
Data Protection Officer, Ruth Hawker, Plumsun Ltd www.plumsun.com .
If you are unhappy with any response that you receive or if you need any further advice, you may wish to contact the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO): ICO helpline telephone: 0303 123 1113.