The General Data Protection Regulation came into effect on 25th May 2018 across the EU. It is a new law that is being implemented across all EU countries to create a level set of rules to ensure all data held and processed by organisations within the EU is secure and processed lawfully.
Public organisations, schools (and academies) are required to comply with GDPR. At Wessex Gardens Primary and Nursery School we will continue to work to ensure that all our data processes comply with the GDPR.
The process of becoming fully GDPR compliant will be a long one, because it affects all aspects of the school. We already have strong Data Protection policies and protections, and we will now ensure that they are updated in line with GDPR.
We are working on our practice to ensure that GDPR is central to our day-to-day culture. We already highly value and protect all of our pupil, parent and staff data, and will continue to do so in the presence of GDPR.
As a parent/carer you may receive some letters from us regarding GDPR. Some of those may be about consent, and some about updating your information with us. Please read and respond to any information you receive.
Thank you very much.