On the 25th May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into force in the UK. These are new data protection regulations build upon the Data Protection Act of 1998. The GDPR require public authorities and businesses to identify the lawful basis for storing personal data, audit information we already hold and take a ‘data protection by design and default’ approach to personal data.
We take data protection very seriously at Birchwood Nursery School. In line with GDPR requirements, we have appointed a Data Protection Officer to oversee our approach to data management and protection who can be contacted via the school.
Schools process a lot of personal data relating to pupils and staff in order to carry out their functions. They also acquire personal data relating to other people including, for example, parents/carers, governors, members of the local community, suppliers, contractors and consultants.
In order to ensure that we comply with the new regulations, we are reviewing our current policies and practices. We have therefore updated our privacy notices in line with the new requirements. These can be found here:
To learn more about the General Data Protection Regulation, please visit the Information Commissioner’s Office website on http://ico.org.uk