GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a piece of EU-wide legislation which will determine how people’s personal data is processed and kept safe, and the legal rights individuals have in relation to their own data. 

‘Personal data’ means information that can identify a living individual. 

The regulation will apply to all schools from 25 May 2018, and will apply even after the UK leaves the EU.

ACORN MAT Data Protection Roles

Our Data Protection Officer is Barbara Capper 

Our Data Protection Administrator is Katrina Baker

School GDPR Documents

GDPR Policy

Fair Processing Notice (Privacy Notice) Staff & Parents

Privacy Notice - Pupils

GDPR Image Consent

Privacy Statement

Main principles

The GDPR sets out the key principles that all personal data must be processed in line with. 

  • Data must be: processed lawfully, fairly and transparently; collected for specific, explicit and legitimate purposes; limited to what is necessary for the purposes for which it is processed; accurate and kept up to date; held securely; only retained for as long as is necessary for the reasons it was collected

There are also stronger rights for individuals regarding their own data.

  • The individual’s rights include: to be informed about how their data is used, to have access to their data, to rectify incorrect information, to have their data erased, to restrict how their data is used, to move their data from one organisation to another, and to object to their data being used at all

New requirements

The GDPR is similar to the Data Protection Act (DPA) 1998 (which schools already comply with), but strengthens many of the DPA’s principles. The main changes are: 

  • Schools must appoint a data protection officer, who will advise on compliance with the GDPR and other relevant data protection law 
  • Privacy notices must be in clear and plain language and include some extra information – the school’s ‘legal basis’ for processing, the individual’s rights in relation to their own data
  • Schools will only have a month to comply with subject access requests, and in most cases can’t charge 
  • Where the school needs an individual’s consent to process data, this consent must be freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous
  • There are new, special protections for children’s data
  • The Information Commissioner’s Office must be notified within 72 hours of a data breach
  • Organisations will have to demonstrate how they comply with the new law
  • Schools will need to carry out a data protection impact assessment when considering using data in new ways, or implementing new technology to monitor pupils
  • Higher fines for data breaches

East Devon Go Ride Cyclo-Cross cycling competition

08 Nov 2019

EAST DEVON GO RIDE CYCLO-CROSS COMPETITION Eight children attended the East Devon Go Ride Cyclo-Cross cycling competition on Thursday 17th October at Bicton College.  The event, run by British Cy...

East Devon Go Ride Cyclo-Cross cycling competition

08 Nov 2019

EAST DEVON GO RIDE CYCLO-CROSS COMPETITION Eight children attended the East Devon Go Ride Cyclo-Cross cycling competition on Thursday 17th October at Bicton College.  The event, run by British Cy...

Hooke Court Residential - Lunch, den making and group photo

07 Nov 2019

Miss Grabham said they have had a busy day so far den building.  They have just had some lunch and are heading back out for this afternoon's activities. 

Hooke Court Day 1

06 Nov 2019

Update from Miss Grabham We’re having a fab time. The rain held off for our afternoon activity and we have only lost one wellie boot in the moat so far! We’re off for tea now then going o...

Stockland Cross Country - October

18 Oct 2019

STOCKLAND CROSS COUNTRY A huge well done to all children who took part in the second Stockland Cross Country event of the year. The conditions were wet, muddy and slippery which made the races even mo...

Cyclo Cross Challenge

14 Oct 2019

CYCLO CROSS CHALLENGE This term, British Cycling Coach, Justin Knox, turned our school field into a race track! The years 5 and 6 children had the chance to use specialist bikes, which were supplied b...

Mysterious Mythical Meal Competition

10 Oct 2019

We asked all of our children to create a poster for our Special Mysterious Mythical Meal Competition.  We received some fantastic entries but our winner of this competition was Marco.  Well...

Stockland Cross Country

01 Oct 2019

STOCKLAND CROSS COUNTRY Our Cross Country season kicked off on Wednesday 25th September with a mud-filled race! We were able to takea full team of children, who all ran amazingly! Special mention...

Recycling Workshop

18 Sep 2019

Resource Futures The children had fantastic practical workshops learning about how they can help our planet by following the 3Rs – reducing, reusing and recycling.  Teacher, Alex Mack, lead...

Recycling Workshop

18 Sep 2019

Resource Futures The children had fantastic practical workshops learning about how they can help our planet by following the 3Rs – reducing, reusing and recycling.  Teacher, Alex Mack, lead...