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Data Protection

At St Michael's, we hold and process personal information on pupils, parents / carers, staff, governors / volunteers and job applicants. This is to enable the school to provide a rounded education and a safe environment for all.  The legal basis for processing personal data under the General Data Protection Regulations May 2018 is to complete a PUBLIC TASK - that of education provision. 

The school complies with the General Data Protection Regulations May 2018 and this is demonstrated by our Data Protection Policy and linked policies such as Privacy Policy, Data Breach Policy, Internet Safety Policy, Special Category Data Policy and ICT Acceptable Use Policy. These are all available from our policies page. NB Some are in draft form while the school waits for final clarification of the requirements under the GDPR. 

We commit to train our staff and volunteers to understand the importance of handling data securely. We understand that privacy is important to you and your child.

The school has a Data Protection Officer, Mrs Donna Flynn, provided through the ICT Services. Our DPO can be contacted by emailing dpo@theictservice.org.uk.

Images: The school asks all parents, carers and visitors to our school to ask permission before taking photos and video and to agree such files are used for personal use only and are not shared with social media sights or other agencies. The school will only publish images on this website if parental permission has been provided.

Rights: Parents and pupils have the right to access the information we hold about them; this is known as a Subject Access Request and should be made in writing.  The school must supply the information requested within one school month or provide  a reason for an extension of up to two months.

Where you are unhappy with how your data has been handled by the school you can make a complaint to the Data Protection Officer, Donna Flynn, at dpo@theictservice.org.uk or if this does not provide satisfaction direct to the Information Commissioner at ico.org.uk

Separate from the GDPR, the Department for Education regulations provide a pupil's parents (regardless of the age of the pupil) with the right to view, or to have a copy of, their child's educational record at the school.  If you wish to exercise this right you should contact the School Office.

The Freedom of Information Act requires publicly funded bodies, including schools, to be clear about the information they publish. 

Our Confidentiality Policy is relevant to data protection and can be accessed by clicking HERE.

Use of our Website

St Michael's Church School acknowledges the right to privacy of the users of this website.  Any information gathered via this site is for the day to day running of the school's business (education and associated pastoral care) and no information so gathered will be passed on to a third party for any purpose whatsoever. Any statistics derived from the use of this site are for the understanding of general trends and no individual users shall be identifiable.

External Links: This site contains links to other sites made in good faith. The school is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites and has no control over the content that may be found there.  If any site we link to causes concern, please contact the School Office.

Advertisers: We do not display ads on our site.