Data and Finance
General Data Protection Regulations
The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into force on the 25th May 2018. It regulates the way that Data Controllers, such as Blue Gate Fields Junior School, process personal data about people (children, parents, employees etc) and the legal rights that individuals have in relation to that data.
Blue Gate Fields Junior School is required to keep and process certain information about its staff members and pupils in accordance with its legal obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
The school may, from time to time, be required to share personal information about its staff or pupils with other organisations, mainly the LA, other schools and educational bodies, and potentially children’s services.
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 school 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 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 a right to see your child’s records if you wish. Please ask at the school’s office for Afruza, if you would like further details.
Freedom of Information
All public authorities, including schools, are required under the Freedom of Information Act to adopt a publication scheme that has been approved by the Information Commissioner.
There is currently one approved model publication scheme, which has been produced by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
Schools must adopt the ICO’s model scheme and make it publicly available.
Schools should publish a guide to information alongside the publication scheme.
The guide should specify:
- the documents available
- the format of the documents
- any charges made for the information
You can visit the school’s page on the Schools FInacial Benchamrking website by clicking the banner below.
No staff have a salary above £100,000.