Schools by their very nature process a lot of personal
data. This data can be very sensitive in nature, detailing medical as well as
other aspects such as attainment and performance. Our main driver in terms of
data security is the interest of the data subject, the person about whom we
hold data. Schools are no different to other institutions and must make sure
that policies and procedures are created and adhered to. They also have the
responsibility to train and support staff in applying data security practices.
All schools must have policies and procedures to inform staff
what to do. One of the statutory policies is a Data Protection Policy. Schools
also must publish Privacy notices for both parents and the workforce
detailing what information they store and who they have approved to process the
data. All schools will also have an Online Safety Policy that will give
guidance as to how staff will use technology and this will be linked to an Acceptable
User Policy (AUP).
At Greenfylde the following people have key responsibility for
Data Protection Lead – Claire Oaten, Headteacher
Data Protection Officer – Amy Brittain (County Council)
Data Protection Governor Lead – Roger Evans, Chair of
Should you have any concerns
regarding data protection please speak to the school office who will forward
these to the Data Protection Lead.