In May 2018, to better protect personal data and reduce the number of cyber-related crimes, the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) are being brought into force by the European Commission.
At Willowbrook we have always taken data security very seriously as we appreciate the consequences of data being shared inappropriately or incorrectly and the implications this can have on everybody involved. To date we can assure you that good practice is demonstrated in all of our processes and procedures around data protection; however, the more stringent GDPR means that we have to put into place additional measures and carry out further checks to make sure your data is even more secure. All relevant staff have undergone training and we have contacted companies we supply data to for confirmation of how they use the data and to ensure they keep the data safe at all times. We are satisfied that this is the case and data is never shared by any of the companies we use. However, in order for us to share any of your and your child’s data/details that is not a statutory requirement, under the new GDPR we have to gain your permission, hence this letter. This has to be repeated at least every year.
As further explanation for you we thought we would give you some examples of how we share data. If you require any further information around GDPR or how we use/share data, please contact the Headteacher or Data Protection Controller via the school office.
At Willowbrook in order to support learning and ensure every child has access to a broad, rich curriculum we subscribe to many different types of educational software. To enable each child’s progress and attainment to be monitored closely we often need to supply the software companies with details about your child; these are generally basic details such as name and date of birth:
As always, to ensure the privacy and safety of pupils, we operate the following policy regarding publishing photographs of the children or their work at all times:
If you wish to find out any further information around GDPR, including what data we hold on your child or yourself, please do contact the school office.