On 25 May 2018, a change happened to privacy laws in the UK. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) gives more control over how personal information is used, the right to have privacy respected and data protected.
Personal data, sometimes called ‘personal information’, includes names, addresses, date of birth, medical details, next of kin contact numbers etc.
Rest assured, robust security has always been a crucial part of everything we do (it is part of our safeguarding role). The rules make sure that all organisations are set up to protect any personal data they hold and to act appropriately if something goes wrong. As a school, we do have times when we share data with other companies but we make sure that these companies keep this data secure and destroy it after use. This is often referred to as a Data Sharing Agreement. We only share essential data.
We work hard to keep your personal data secure, which includes regularly reviewing our Privacy Notice.
HAVE ANY OF YOUR DETAILS CHANGED?
As a school, we have always been aware of the sensitive data we hold. We keep it secure and check with you regularly, through the Data Collection Sheet updates, that you are happy for us to hold this information and we shall continue to safeguard your data in this way.
As part of GDPR, we are obliged to check with you regularly that the details we hold about your family are correct. So, if any of your details have changed recently (address, phone numbers, emergency contacts, updates to your child’s medical conditions etc), please contact the School Office so we can update our records. The office can be contacted by calling 01458 250673 or emailing office@HEPS.ppat365.org.
DATA PROTECTION POLICY
A copy of our Data Protection Policy and Privacy Notice can be found here. Mrs Fiona Packer is the Trust Protection Lead.
DATA PROTECTION OFFICERS
The school’s Data Processing Lead is Mrs Tiffany Doughty Davis, Headteacher and she can be contacted via the School Office on 01458 250673 or emailing office@HEPS.ppat365.org.
Somerset County Council has a Data Processing Officer (Amy Brittan) and she can be contacted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.