Changes to the Data Protection Law.
You may be aware that from May 2018 the rules around Data protection are changing.
The ‘General Data Protection Regulation’ (GDPR) will change how we can use 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 you or your child stays safe. Whilst similar to the current Data Protection Act in many ways there are a few differences, so we need to make some changes at the School to ensure we remain compliant.
One of these changes is we need to update our privacy policy. A draft of which is on the School’s website below.
As part of our work to comply with GDPR we will also be checking consent for a number of things such as photo’s etc. The information in this form will be used throughout your child’s time at Grandpont and you may withdraw your consent at any time by contacting the school.
If you have any questions regarding GDPR and how this affects you, or how the school is preparing, you can either contact Nicola Rogers in the Office, or Mr P Doubtfire, who has been appointed the Schools Data Protection Officer. You can reach either person via email and mark it for their attention.
You can see our data protection policy in the Additional Policies section of our website.