The new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) came into force from May 2018. On this page you will find related policies to this very important matter. We have a Data Protection Officer

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives individuals the right to access official information from public bodies. Under the Act, any person has a legal right to ask for access to information held by the school. They are entitled to be told whether the school holds the information, and to receive a copy, subject to certain exemptions. While the Act assumes openness, it recognises that certain information is sensitive. There are exemptions to protect this information.

The Priory Parish C of E Primary School is committed to protecting the privacy and security of personal information. This privacy notice describes how we collect and use personal information about pupils, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), section 537A of the Education Act 1996 and section 83 of the Children Act 1989.

This policy applies to all School staff regardless of their employment status. It is to be read in conjunction with the School’s Electronic Communications Policy. This policy does not form part of the terms and conditions of employee’s employment with the School and is not intended to have contractual effect. It does however set out the School’s current practices and required standards of conduct and all staff are required to comply with its contents. Breach of the provisions of this policy will be treated as a disciplinary offence which may result in disciplinary action up to and including summary dismissal in accordance with the School’s Disciplinary Policy and Procedure.

This Policy may be amended from time to time and staff will be notified of any changes no later than one month from the date those changes are intended to take effect.