We need to hold personal information about your child on our computer system and in paper records to help us with their educational needs. A Data Protection Officer will be responsible for their accuracy and safe-keeping. Please help to keep your child's records up-to-date by informing us of any change to your 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 the 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 email 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 messages with others.
You have the right to see your child's records if you wish. Please ask at the school's office if you would like further details. An appointment will be required.
William Murdoch Primary School regards the lawful and correct processing of personal and sensitive data as an integral part of its purpose and vital for maintaining confidence between employees, clients and others whom we process data about, on behalf of and ourselves.
The policy below explains how the school will meet its legal obligations concerning confidentiality and data security standards. The requirements within the policy are primarily based upon the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (the Legislation) which cover data security and confidentiality of personal and sensitive personal data.
GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) Guidance to Schools - ICO