8 June 2018
Changes to the data protection law
You may be aware that from the end of May, rules around data protection changed. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) changes how we can use your personal data and keep it safe and will also strengthen your rights over your data.
The reason for these European-wide changes is to ensure sensitive and private information about you and your child remains secure. Fortunately, we have always had safe and secure systems in place to manage your child’s information data and the GDPR will mean minor changes on the way we request, store, manage and share data. The GDPR Act requires us to make a few changes at school in order to ensure we remain compliant. One of the
changes is that we have updated our Privacy notices, which can be found on our website.
As you have previously given consent regarding use of photographs and biometric (fingerprint) information in order for your child to access the cashless catering system you do not need to do this again at the moment, but we will update this annually every September.
Use of the biometric information enables the students to purchase lunch with the minimum of queueing, credit their lunch money quickly and securely or ensure they receive their free school meal. Fingerprint recognition is also used by the students to print their work in school. We may use photographs of the students during the course of their education for internal displays, the school website and on social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, to
keep you updated with activities that take place. If, in future, you would like to withdraw this consent please contact the school via e-mail GDPR@nullkingswaypark.org or by writing to the school at the address below.
Mrs M Dooley
Deputy Director of Resources