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.
20th October 2017
Dear Parents & Carers,
We are very pleased to be able to share the letter from HMI Ian Freeland who came to inspect our school our school on Tuesday 3rd October 2017.
We are happy to report that he judged our school to not only have maintained the high standards achieved in our previous inspection but to have also secured improvements.
We have already prioritised making improvements to our nursery building. We want our youngest children to receive the highest quality provision. We will be working with Gloucestershire County Council to secure funding to extend the school building to provide a purpose built space for our 2-4 year olds.
We would like to thank all of you for your support during our inspection. It was very heartening for us to read that 100% of you would recommend our school to other parents. We value our partnership with you.
We extend a very warm welcome back to school for all of our families. We hope you have had a happy summer break with your family.
We look forward to working in partnership with you all again this year to make sure your child has a happy and successful time in school.
Please remember that we are always available to meet with you if you ever have any worries or if there is anything that you need help with.
Our priority for the first few weeks of the school year is to make sure every child is happily settled in their new class and that our staff get to know every child and parent. To help with this your child’s teacher is arranging some ‘Getting to Know you’ meetings.
This is an opportunity for you to tell your child’s teacher all about them and for the teacher to talk to you about the year ahead. You will also be able to ask any questions.
We do hope that you are able to take this opportunity up.
Thank you for making sure that your child has come back to school looking very smart
in their uniforms.
Please make sure you have named everything so that the new clothes you have gone to the expense to buy do not go missing.
Next week we will be welcoming our new YR children and
We hope that you will help them settle into our school and make them feel welcome.