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General Data Protection Regulation

Changes to Data Protection Law

You may be aware that from May, the rules around data protection are changing. The 'General Data Protection Regulation' (GDPR) will change how we can use your 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 yourselves and your children stays safe. Whilst it is similar to the current Data Protection Act in many ways, there are a few differences, so we need to make a few changes at the school in order to ensure we remain compliant.

One of these changes is that we have updated our privacy notice. This is included. We have also included a new consent form that all parents are required to fill in

As part of our work to comply with the GDPR, we are also re-seeking consent for using photographs or videos of your child on our website, internal displays or other school materials. We have enclosed this form, and would appreciate it if you filled this out and returned it to the school office by Friday 11th May 2018. The information in this form will be used throughout your child’s time at school.  You may withdraw your consent at any time by contacting the school.

If you have any questions about how the GDPR affects you, or how our school is preparing, you can contact myself

Yours faithfully,

Simon Smith
Head Teacher