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  • Governor email accounts As a governor, the personal data you send over email must be kept secure. Use a secure school email address to help you to meet the GDPR requirement to prevent a data breach and respond to subject access requests quickly.
  • How to use email for governing board business You should use formal meetings as much as possible, but sometimes you need a way to communicate in between. Understand the rules and what's appropriate when using email to conduct governing board business.
  • National database of governors Understand what information you must publish to Get Information About Schools (GIAS) and why.
  • Posting documents with personal data: managing risk Governors may post documents, or share hard copies in advance, to prepare for meetings. If these contain personal data, you should make sure you do all you can to keep the information secure.
  • School governors' right to time off work You have the right to take 'reasonable' time off work for governor duties. Find out what the rules are, if your profession is exempt, and what to do if you're having problems with your employer.
  • Storing governing board documents Read about how to ensure you're complying with the GDPR and other relevant data protection laws when storing your governing board documents.