General Data Protection Regulation

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became law on Friday 25 May 2018.

You may be have been already aware that the rules around data protection are changing. The ‘General Data Protection Regulation’ (GDPR) will change how we can use personal data relating to you and your child and keep it safe. It will also strengthen your rights over this personal data.

The point of this is to make sure sensitive or private information about you and your child 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 school in order to ensure we remain compliant.

This area of our website informs you about the implementation of The General Data Protection Regulations.

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we:

  • must provide the information free of charge
  • must comply within 1 month
  • should provide the information in a commonly used electronic format, if the request was made electronically

Although the GDPR is a new European Union regulation, it applies to all organisations that serve the citizens of the EU. So even organisations who are based outside the European Union, but have customers within it, are still expected to comply. The terms of the law will remain similar, if not identical, to any new data protection law that the UK government will introduce when the UK leaves the European Union.

Today we are publishing documents that set out our Data Protection policies with respect to five groups of stakeholders and users of St Matthew’s Primary School:

  • Parent/Carer Privacy Notice
  • Pupil Privacy Notice
  • School Workforce Privacy Notice
  • Governors, Trustees and Visitors Privacy Notice
  • Job Applicants Privacy Notice

These can all be viewed, and downloaded if required, on this page.

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