What is GDPR?
On the 25th May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into affect. The GDPR is a piece of EU-wide legislation which determines how people's personal data is processed and kept safe and the legal rights individuals have in relation to their own data.
As public organisations, schools (and academies) are required to comply.
We need to hold personal information about your child on our computer system and in paper records to help us with their educational needs. Please help to keep your child’s records up to date by informing us of any change of circumstances.
School staff 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 – such as the educational reports for insurance, solicitors etc.
To ensure your child’s privacy, we will not disclose information over the telephone or fax unless we are sure that we are talking to you – the parent/carer. Information will not be disclosed to family and friends unless we have prior written consent and we do not leave messages with others.
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. An appointment will be required. There is usually no fee payable.
For more information on the GDPR, click here.
Data Protection Officer
The data protection officer (DPO) is responsible for overseeing the implementation of Severn Bridges MAT GDPR policy. The policy can be found on Severn Bridges MAT website and the website of all three schools, Radbrook Primary, Mount Pleasant Primary and Greenfields Primary.
The DPO monitors the academies compliance with data protection law.
They will provide an annual report of their activities directly to the governing board and, where relevant, report to the board their advice and recommendations on academy data protection issues.
The DPO is also the first point of contact for individuals whose data the academy processes, and for the ICO.
Full details of the DPO’s responsibilities are set out in their job description.
Our DPO is:
Mr Mansel Davies
Mansel Davies Consultancy ltd
Tel: 01743 244632
Mob: 07 484 181 400
Data Protection at Severn Bridges MAT
To view the Severn Bridges privacy notice for pupils, parents and carers, click here.