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GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS

Although data regulations are changing on 25 May 2018, our commitment to protecting your details will never change. We want you to know that we take privacy very seriously. We always manage your details responsibly, and take great care to keep them safe and secure.

We sometimes transfer your information to other authorities, so that we can operate effectively as a school and are able to positively implement our duty of care for the school community. Under data regulations we are lawfully able to do this to carry out tasks in the public interest and as part of our legal obligation.

We are being more transparent so that you know more about the personal information we hold. We have completed an information audit (located on our website) so you can see this information. Further information is also included in our data protection policy and privacy notices.

You have rights under data protection regulations, and we would like you to know what they are:

  • a right of access to a copy of the information comprised in your personal data. However we may consider applying an exemption to some information where our duties maybe potentially compromised.
  • a right to object to processing that is likely to cause or is causing damage or distress;
  • a right to prevent processing for direct marketing;
  • a right to object to decisions being taken by automated means, unless we have an overriding legitimate reason to continue;
  • a right in certain circumstances to have inaccurate personal data rectified, blocked, erased or destroyed.
  • a right to claim compensation for damages caused by a breach of the Act.

If you would like to make any requests, think your data has been misused or it is not secure, you should contact us:

Data Protection Controller, the Headteacher, who may delegate their duty to other employees.

Data Protection Officer, Ruth Hawker, Plumsun Ltd www.plumsun.com

If you’re unhappy with our response or if you need any advice you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

ICO helpline

Telephone: 0303 123 1113

 

The age 6 to 9 checklist for online safety

 

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Create a user account for your child on the family computer with appropriate settings and make the most of Parental Controls and tools like Google SafeSearch

  • Agree a list of websites they’re allowed to visit and the kind of personal information they should not reveal about themselves online (e.g. the name of their school or their home addresses)
  • Decide time limits for things like using the internet and playing on games consoles. Time limits can be applied on devices such as tablets and laptops
  • Bear in mind what older siblings might be showing them on the internet, mobiles, games, consoles and other devices, and agree some rules as a whole family
  • Talk to other parents about their views on things like what age to buy kids a mobile phone.
  • Familiarise yourself with age ratings on games, online TV, films and apps, so that you can be sure your child is only accessing age-appropriate content

More information is available in the attached download file below.

More on Policies

More information can be found in the publication:

"Guide to the Law for School Governors"

This document is available on the Archive at the GovernorNet website for all interested parties. If you would like to see this document, simply click this link to open a new browser window.