At Little Houghton CE Primary School, we take the use of your personal data very seriously and following the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (2016) in May 2018, we have reviewed our Privacy Notices and the parental consent that we hold.
Our privacy notices can be found below. These will provide you with information about how we use your data under our legal obligations, how we store it, who we share it with and how long we retain the information for.
Data Protection governs how information about people, such as pupils and staff, is collected and used.
GDPR is about personal data. This means data which relates to an individual who can be identified from that information. It does not affect all the records the school holds because much of it will not contain personal data.
GDPR became law on 25 May 2018. It had a number of changes from the previous Data Protection Act. The main new feature of data protection under the GDPR is an accountability principle, meaning that the organisation does not only have to comply, but it has to be able to demonstrate that it complies.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is the national regulator of data protection legislation. If there is something that we are doing that is not quite as it should be, a complaint can be made to the ICO.
N.B. the ICO website is a key place to find further information on GDPR.
Data Protection Officer (DPO)
GDPR makes it a requirement for all public authorities (including schools) and large organisations to have a designated DPO. Our DPO details are:
Name: Ruth Hawker, Plumsun Ltd
Address: 4 Pavilion Court, 600 Pavilion Drive, Northampton Business Park, Northampton, NN4 7SL
Phone Number: 08458622684