GDPR resource hub for governors and trustees
This is your go-to hub for support with monitoring your school or trust's compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Please note: we're currently updating our model data protection policy and privacy notices, and some of the other articles listed below, to reflect more recent guidance from the Information Commissioner's Office on provisions in the Data Protection Act 2018. Subscribe to updates for any articles you're interested in by clicking 'save for later' at the top of the relevant article page.
Getting yourself and your board up to speed
- The GDPR explained
This article will help you get to grips with the key points of the legislation.
- Downloadable 1-minute briefing
We summarise the GDPR in just one page, which you can download as a ready-made resource to share with colleagues.
- GDPR jargon buster
The world of data protection is filled with jargon and technical terms, but our GDPR glossary makes it accessible for you.
- GDPR mythbuster
Avoid the scaremongering around the GDPR and use our mythbuster to separate the fact from the fiction when it comes to visitor books, photo archives, fines, consent and more.
Actions your board needs to take
- Become GDPR compliant: advice and checklist
Here are the actions your board needs to take.
- Approve your data protection policy and privacy notices: models
Use our GDPR-compliant model data protection policy and privacy notices, approved by Forbes Solicitors, to help you benchmark and review your school's policy.
- Reconsider governor email accounts
Using a school email address will help you to meet the GDPR requirement to prevent a data breach and respond to subject access requests quickly.
- Appointing a DPO: should governors and trustees take on the role?
Some schools have appointed governors or clerks for this role. We look at why you may not be best-placed to be DPO.
- What your PTA needs to do
Give our downloadable to-do list to your parent teacher association to help it comply with the regulations, and find out how to stay compliant when sharing personal data with your PTA.
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