Gildredge House collects and uses personal information about staff, students, parents and other individuals who come into contact with the school. This information is gathered in order to enable the school to provide education and other related services. There is also a legal requirement for schools to collect and use information to ensure that the school complies with its statutory obligations.
From 25th May 2018, the rules around data protection changed. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has changed how the school can use an individual’s personal data, and has also strengthened an individual’s rights over their own data. Whilst it is similar to the old Data Protection Act in many ways, there are a few differences, so the school has made a few changes in order to ensure it remains compliant. One of these changes is that our Privacy Notices have been updated.
- Gildredge House Privacy Notice – Parents and use of your child’s personal data [PDF]
- Gildredge House Privacy Notice – Governors and Volunteers [PDF]
- Gildredge House Privacy Notice – School Workforce [PDF]
- Gildredge House Privacy Notice – Job Applicants [PDF]
The Freedom of Information Act requires every public authority to have a publication scheme, approved by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), and to publish information covered by the scheme. Gildredge House has adopted the ICO’s model publication scheme which can be accessed below.
Subject Access Requests
Individuals have the right to access the personal data and supplementary information the school holds about them. This right applies to everyone whose personal data the school holds, including staff, Governors, volunteers, parents and students.
The school has a specific Subject Access Request Template Letter that is available for individuals to use if they wish. The completed Subject Access Request Template Letter can be handed into the School Office or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org The Subject Access Request Template Letter can be accessed below.