GDPR at Newham PRUs

The new data protection laws in the UK and across the EU came into force on 25th May 2018 and is called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  Newham PRUs are required to keep and process certain information about its staff members and pupils in accordance with its legal obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

 

We may from time to time, be required to share personal information our staff or pupils with other organisations, mainly the local authority, other schools and educational bodies, and potentially children’s services.

 

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 school is responsible for their accuracy and safe-keeping. Please help to keep your child’s records up to date by informing us of any change of circumstances.

 

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

 

Visit the  Guide to the General Data Protection Regulation on the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) website page to find out more. You can also contact the ICO on 0303 123 1113.

 

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The Data Protection Officer is responsible for overseeing data protection, so if you do have any questions in this regard, please do contact them on the information below:-

Data Protection Officer, Lily Brown – 07912 787 158 – lily.brown@tunmarsh.newham.sch.uk