From the 25th May 2018, new regulations will be introduced which affect how our School handles people’s data. This is called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Compliance with the regulations will be an ongoing process and the School have appointed a data protection officer to advise and manage compliance with the regulation. Full details of our data protection officer can be found below should you have any questions.
The new GDPR is replacing the current Data Protection Act (DPA) and is set to strengthen and unify all data held within an organisation. For schools, GDPR brings a new responsibility to inform parents and stakeholders about how they are using students' data and who it is being used by.
A great deal of the processing of personal data undertaken by schools will fall under a specific legal basis, 'in the public interest'. As it is in the public interest to operate schools successfully, it will mean that specific consent will not be needed in the majority of cases in schools.
We have published the following policies and procedures and notices that are compliant with the new regulations and will keep you informed of any developments in the coming months. Some of those may be about consent and some about updating your information with us. We would appreciate it if you would read all information you receive and send back any relevant documents back to school.
For the time being, your data will be handled in the same manner in accordance with legal principles. In the meantime we thank you for your patience whilst we take the necessary steps set by the new legislation and guidance with handling data.
We have appointed a data protection officer (DPO) to oversee compliance with data protection. If you have any questions about how we handle your personal information which cannot be resolved by the school, then you can contact the DPO on the details below: -
Company: Hulse Yazdi Limited t/a HY
Address: Reed House, Hunters Lane, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL16 1YL.
Lead Contact: Dean Hulse
Telephone: 0161 804 1144
You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office, the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues at https://ico.org.uk/concerns.