The GDPR comes into effect on the 25th of May 2018
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.
The point of this is to make sure sensitive or private information about yourselves and your children stays safe. Whilst it is similar to the current Data Protection Act in many ways, there are a few differences, so we need to make a few changes at the school in order to ensure we remain compliant.
Under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) consent conditions have been strengthened. To this end we will be annually checking consent for use of photographs and videos of your child.
Annual school pictures are taken by an outside company, they can only use the images as agreed to in the contract with the school for taking the photographs.
Other images are taken by staff members throughout the year during events or activities inside the school and during school trips and visits.
Photographs and videos of pupils are used in a number of ways at Brentside Primary Academy:-
Internal Use- Part of our official function as a school
On a pupil database to identify pupils
On pupil of the week certificates
On learning achievement displays
On care plans or allergy lists to identify pupils
In class projects or art work
The lawful basis for use of images in this way is public task
External use- For use in marketing
On the school website- videos and photographs of events, shows and trips
In the School Prospectus or other documents to show how the school functions
On the digital display boards (in lobby and driveway of school)
Displayed in the school corridors (canvases or class displays)
In videos shown at Parents Evening.
For this use of images we require consent. When using photographs and videos for marketing purposes we will not accompany them with any other personal information about the child, to ensure they cannot be identified