Data Protection - GDPR

Data Protection At St Hilary School

 

'General Data Protection Regulation' (GDPR) informs how we can use your personal data and keep it safe, and also strengthens 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. Below are a few aspects that help us ensure we remain compliant.

 

Fair Processing Notice

One of these changes is that we have updated our Fair Processing Notice (was Privacy notice). You can download a copy of this document from below.

 

Photograph and Images Consent

At the beginning of this year, we completed photograph consent forms for all children at the school. However, parents have the right to give or withdraw consent at any time. If you do wish to change consent, this can be done by contacting the school office where you will be given a new form to complete. 

 

School Newsletter

As you will know, we currently email out our weekly newsletter. In our newsletters we like to include advertising or notices for activities available to children outside of school. This may include holiday activities, external sport clubs, community family events etc. The school does not receive any funds from the ‘advertiser’ but we feel that it is a positive thing to make families aware of activities that they, or their children, may like to take part in. The school uses its discretion about which advertising will be included but endeavors to avoid businesses or advertising where the advert is for personal profitable gain. Whilst the content of the newsletter will be no different to current practice, with the introduction of the GDPR, this could be considered ‘marketing’ so we are asking for parents to opt in or out of receiving the weekly newsletter. The newsletter will be available on the school website each week as it is currently.

If you have any questions about how the GDPR affects you, or our school, please contact Charlotte Fraser (school business manager and deputy data protection lead) in the school office.