GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations)

In line with the updated General Data Protection Regulations coming into effect on 25th May 2018, we have adapted our Parental Consent Form to reflect the additional consent we now require for pupils. The General Data Protection Regulation replaces the Data Protection Act; which is designed to strengthen and unify the safety and security of all data held within an organization.

Parental letter for privacy notice

Permissions Form (GDPR) May 2018 and consents, acceptable user, pupil oprivacy notice

Pupil Acceptable Use Policy Agreement

Pupil Privacy Notice

Requesting access to your personal data

Under data protection legislation, parents and pupils have the right to request access to information about them that we hold. To make a request for your personal information, or be given access to your child’s educational record, contact Mrs Lisa Goodland (Data Protection Lead) office@countessgytha.somerset.sch.uk

You also have the right to:

  • object to processing of personal data that is likely to cause, or is causing, damage or distress
  • prevent processing for the purpose of direct marketing
  • object to decisions being taken by automated means
  • in certain circumstances, have inaccurate personal data rectified, blocked, erased or destroyed; and
  • claim compensation for damages caused by a breach of the Data Protection regulations

If you have a concern about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, you should raise your concern with us in the first instance or directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/

If you would like to discuss anything in this privacy notice, please contact: Ian Gover, School Development Officer, Somerset LA – dposchools@somerset.gov.uk