GRPR Part 1


What is GDPR? 

GDPR = G​eneral ​D​ata ​Protection R​egulation. This is a regulation in EU law that is  applicable in the UK regarding ​information privacy​ (data protection). It also includes  strict regulations regarding data transferred outside of the EU.   

The aim of GDPR is: 

● To ensure peoples’ personal information is handled responsibly; 

● There is accountability if their personal data is compromised.   


What is data? 

Data is information which is: 

● Stored on digital devices; 

● Part of a filing system; 

● Part of an accessible record; 

● Recorded by a public authority - such as a school.   

It does ​not​ apply to paper documents not held in a structured form, for example  notes kept on a writing pad in your drawer.    Personal data  Personal data is any form of data that could be used to identify a person such as  name, address, D.O.B, NI number, medical records and ethnicity.     


Where might I encounter personal information?  Working in a school environment means you may come across personal and sensitive  information and should be mindful of GDPR. Some examples include:
  Student personal information:​ student attitudes and observations; contact  information; medical notes and attendance.  Sensitive personal data:​ political opinions; religious beliefs and racial/ethnic origin. 

St Ann's School
Headteacher: Gillian Carver

Springfield Road, Hanwell W7 3JP
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Phone: 02085676291 
Fax: 02088404664

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