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Data Protection -- Information for Parents/Carers

We need to hold personal information about your child on our computer system and in paper records to help us with their educational needs. The Headteacher is responsible for the accuracy and safe-keeping of this information. Please help to keep your child’s records up to date by informing us of any change of circumstances.

School staff have access to your child’s records to enable them to do their jobs. From time to time information may be shared with others involved in your child’s care, if it is necessary. Anyone with access to your child’s records is properly trained in confidentiality issues and is governed by a legal duty to keep their details secure, accurate and up to date. All information about your child is held securely and appropriate safeguards are in place to prevent accidental loss.

In some circumstances we may be required by law to release your child’s details to statutory or other official bodies, for example if a court order is presented, or in the case of public educational issues. In other circumstances you may be required to give written consent before information is released – such as educational reports for insurance, solicitors etc.

To ensure your child’s privacy, we will not disclose information over the telephone or by fax or email unless we are sure that we are talking to you - the parent/carer. Information will not be disclosed to family and friends unless we have prior written consent and we will not leave messages with others.

You have a right to see your child’s records if you wish. Please ask at the school office if you would like further details. An appointment will be required.

Under the new General Data Protection Regulations, all schools require a Data Protection Officer (DPO) to oversee data protection within their school.

If you have any questions about data protection, the contact information for our nominated DPO is as follows:

Data Protection Officer: Craig Stilwell

Company: Judicium Consulting Ltd

Address: 72 Cannon Street, London, EC4N 6AE

Email: dataservices@judicium.com

Web: www.judiciumeducation.co.uk

Telephone: 0203 326 9174


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