Refer to these examples of CCTV policies from primary and secondary schools if you're reviewing your school's policy.
No requirement to have this policy
There's nothing that says you need a CCTV policy, although you may find it useful to have one if you want to keep people aware about how you'll use any CCTV systems.
Under the GDPR, you will need to include details of any CCTV usage in your privacy notices where relevant, but these are the only documents it must be mentioned in.
We've also included a section on it in our model data protection policy (you can find this in the link above), but that's not a requirement.
Examples from primary schools
Maintained school in Barking and Dagenham
Hunters Hall Primary School has a CCTV policy with sections on:
- Location of cameras
- Storage and retention of CCTV images
- Access to CCTV images
- Responsibilities of the headteacher
Download the policy from the school's website.
Independent school in Kent
Objectives of the system Maintenance Supervision