Dear Parents and Carers,
Changes to Data Protection Law GDPR
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.
One of these changes is that we have updated our privacy notices. You can find these below.
As part of our work to comply with the GDPR, we are also re-seeking consent for using photographs or videos of your child on our website, internal displays or other school materials.
Parents and carers will be asked to complete a "Data Collection and Consents Sheet" usually when a child first joins the school. The information in this sheet will be used throughout your child’s time at school.
Parents and Carers may withdraw consent at any time by contacting the school.
If you have any questions about how the GDPR affects you, or how our school is preparing our compliance, you can contact me or the school office.
Mr Peter McCabe Headteacher