The General Data Protection Regulation from 25 May 2018, the rules around data protection are changing. The ‘General Data Protection Regulation’ (GDPR) will change how we can use personal data and keep it safe, and will also strengthen your rights over your and your child’s data. The purpose of the regulation is to make sure that sensitive or private information about yourselves and your children stays safe. Whilst the new arrangements are similar to the current Data Protection Act in many ways, there are a few differences, so we need to make some changes at the school in order to ensure we remain compliant.

The celebration of our pupil’s success is very important to us at Stonehouse Park Infant School and we enjoy using wonderful photographs of our pupils in action in the classroom and in the many extra-curricular activities which they participate in during the school year. We recorded your consent to capture and use visual images when you signed our parental agreement on our Admissions Form.

The process of becoming fully GDPR compliant will be a long one because it affects all aspects of the School. We do already have strong Data Protection policies and protections but these now all need to be updated in line with GDPR. Furthermore the BIG change with GDPR is that we now have to produce a lot of documentation to prove our compliance. This is what is going to take us a long time! But rest assured, we are working on it to make sure that GDPR will be central to our day-to-day culture. We already highly value and protect all of our student, parent and staff data and will continue to do so in the presence of GDPR.

As a parent/carer you may receive some letters from us regarding GDPR. Some of those may be about consent and some about updating your information with us. Please do read and send back everything you receive.