25th May 2018
Today (25th May 2018), the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) comes into force in the UK. These are new data protection regulations build upon the Data Protection Act of 1998.
In order to ensure that we comply with the new regulations, we are reviewing our current policies and practices. We are also updating our privacy notices in line with the new requirements and these will soon be available on our school website.
As part of this compliance process, we are also seeking to update the consent forms we have received from parents and these will be sent out again after half term. The new regulations are clear that consent must be up-to-date and clearly recorded. From now on, lack of response cannot be interpreted as implied consent. We therefore ask that you return these to us promptly.
To learn more about the General Data Protection Regulation, please visit the Information Commissioner’s Office website on http://ico.org.uk
Mrs E. Birch