Key Worker Information
In order to comply with the Government’s guidance with regard to shutting schools and providing places for key worker children, it is necessary for us to collect and manage data about these children and their parents/carers in a different way.
Our standard GDPR policy applies, and information found on our privacy notices relating to staff, parents and of course pupils will apply in all cases.
We will use the information that relates to key workers in order to ensure that those children who are entitled to a place at school whilst schools are officially closed are correctly processed, managed and safeguarded.
The Data Controller continues to take its obligations to data processing seriously and will ensure that appropriate safeguards and measures are in place.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Changes to data protection law come into force on 25 May 2018
The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the result of work by the EU to bring data protection legislation into line with new, previously unforeseen ways that data is now used. The GDPR comes into force on Friday 25 May 2018.
Currently, the UK relies on the Data Protection Act 1998, but this will be superseded by the new legislation. It introduces tougher fines for non-compliance and breaches, and gives people more say over what companies can do with their data.
The Spencer Academies Trust takes changes to Data Protection requirements very seriously. The appropriate mechanisms have been set up in schools to ensure that we are compliant; collect and use data responsibility, and that information provided to us, which is necessary to run Trust schools will be collected, stored and disposed of in accordance with the law.