New data protection regulations came in to force on 25th May 2018.
This is known as the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The legislation is designed to "harmonise" data privacy laws across Europe as well as give greater protection and rights to individuals. GDPR affects everyone, and every organisation, in some way.
As a school, we are classed as “data controllers” and as such we need to state how and why personal data is processed and ensure we abide by data protection laws. A copy of our GDPR Policy can be found by clicking below :-
We must ensure personal data is processed lawfully, transparently, and for a specific purpose. A copy of our Privacy Notice which explains what information we hold, why we collect this information, where it is held, who we share it with and how a parent can request access to this data can be found by clicking below :-
As a school, we are legally required to :-
- Inform parents as to the purpose of any data we hold in relation to their child.
- Inform parents where we will hold the data, who will have access to it, how long we keep it for and when we will delete / destroy it. This relates to any data we hold – whether on paper or on our computer systems.
All parents will be asked to consent to this personal data being collected in school when their child is admitted to The Coppice Primary School. A copy of our Pupil Data Consent Form can be found by clicking below :-
We have outlined Parents Nine Rights in relation to our school’s management of their child's data below :-