Changes to Data Protection Law
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 child’s 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 academy in order to ensure we remain compliant.
One of these changes is that we have updated our privacy notice. Please find a link to it 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 academy materials.
We also now require both parent/carer and student consent for the academy’s biometric system which is included in the privacy notice.
Copies of both these forms will be sent home with students this week (w/e 8 June 2018) and we would appreciate it if you filled these out and returned them to your child’s form tutor by Friday 15th June.
In addition, we will be required to verify your identify when you contact the academy before discussing any personal information and depending on the nature of your enquiry.
If you have any questions about how the GDPR affects you, or how our academy is preparing, you can contact Angela Dobrucki, Finance Director, via the school’s Reception Desk.
Mr J Christian - Principal