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GDPR – Privacy Notice

Westvale Primary School is committed to protecting the privacy and security of personal information.  Our privacy notice describes how we collect and use personal information about pupils, in accordance with the General data Protection (GDPR), section 537A of the Education Act 1996 and section 83 of the Children Act 1989.

Click here to read our Privacy notice Privacy notice and our GDPR Data Protection Policy.

Occasionally, we may take photographs of the children at our school.  We use these images as part of our school displays and sometimes in other printed publications.  We will also use them on our school website if you have provided consent for this as part of our acceptable usage agreement.

Every year we update consent in our acceptable usage agreement and we will continue to adhere to the photo consent given in these forms unless told otherwise.

Data protection is provided by Knowsley Council. If you would like to discuss anything within the privacy notice or have a concern about the way we are collecting or using your personal date, please contact the Headteacher in school (Acting DPO).  Thank you.

GDPR Data Protection

What is GDPR?

Things are changing!

The GDPR will apply in all EU member states from 25 May 2018. This will affect how schools manage personal data and how this is protected and shared.

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation  (GDPR) is the result of four years of work by the EU to bring data protection legislation into line with new, previously unforeseen ways that data is now used.

GDPR Statement

We need to hold personal information about your child on our computer system and in paper records to help us with their educational needs. The Headteacher is responsible for their accuracy and safe-keeping.

Please help to keep your child’s records up to date by informing us of any change of circumstances. School staff have access to your child’s records to enable them to do their jobs.

From time to time information may be shared with others involved in your child’s care, if it is necessary. Anyone with access to your child’s records is properly trained in confidentiality issues and is governed by a legal duty to keep their details secure, accurate and up to date.  All information about your child is held securely and appropriate safeguards are in place to prevent accidental loss.  In some circumstances we may be required by law to release your child’s details to statutory or other official bodies, for example if a court order is presented, or in the case of public educational issues.  In other circumstances you may be required to give written consent before information is released such as the educational reports for insurance, solicitors etc.

To ensure your child’s privacy, we will not disclose information over the telephone or fax unless we are sure that we are talking to you – the parent/carer. Information will not be disclosed to family and friends unless we have prior written consent and we do not leave personal/private messages with others.

If you have any queries or concerns you should contact our Acting Data Protection Officer via the school office.  Thank you.

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