How we handle personal information (GDPR)
With new data protection rules (GDPR) coming into force this month, Netherfield Primary School has been reviewing the way we collect and handle personal information to ensure appropriate mechanisms continue to be in place to protect your privacy at all times.
As a school, we still need to collect information about our staff and students. All those details will continue to be collected, stored and disposed of in accordance with the law.
We have an updated Privacy Notice in place, which tells you why we collect and how we use your data, this is available at the bottom of this page.
Data Protection Officer (DPO)
Catherine Millward is a former solicitor professionally trained in legal and regulatory frameworks, standards and compliance. She has worked as a clerk to governors for a range of schools since 2008 and is also the clerk to the GNET trustees and Carlton le Willows and Netherfield Primary School governors.
Catherine’s role as Data Protection Officer is to:
- Support and promote the trustees’ and governors’ commitment to an integrated, systematic, comprehensive and proactive approach to privacy and the protection of personal information at all levels.
- To inform and advise GNET, Carlton le Willows and Netherfield Primary Schools as to their obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in relation to the way they collect and use personal information and the way they manage your privacy
- Monitor each organisation’s compliance with the Regulation and advise staff in relation to the management of personal information and privacy
- Liaise with the data protection regulator, the Information Commissioner
If you have any concerns about the way your personal information is being collected or used, or the way any of these organisations manage your privacy, Catherine can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. This does not affect your right to complain directly to the Information Commissioner.
If you are a member of staff and are concerned that there may be a compliance issue or breach, or are unsure about your obligations and would like advice or guidance, contact Catherine immediately.