You may be aware that from 25th May, the rules around data protection are changing. The ‘General Data Protection Regulation’ (GDPR) will change how we can use your personal data and keep it safe, and will also strengthen your rights over your own data.
At Hope School and College we want to make sure sensitive or private information about you and your children stays safe. Whilst it is similar to the current Data Protection Act, we need to make a few changes at the school in order to ensure we remain compliant. One of these changes is that we have updated our privacy notice. This will be available on our website (by clicking here) or you can request a paper copy from the school office.
As part of our work to comply with the GDPR, we are including with this letter an updated consent form which we require all parents to complete. We would appreciate if you could complete and return it to the school office by Thursday 24th May 2018.
When doing this please bear in mind that, like most schools, we rely on the use of photography as a form of evidence in your child’s education, and the text messaging service is used to distribute important information.
If you have any questions about how the GDPR affects you, or how our school is preparing, you can contact JoAnne Starling, Data Protection Officer.
Hope School & College