At Transform Trust we take data protection and your rights as an individual very seriously. We have worked hard to ensure the appropriate policies and procedures are in place across our schools so we are compliant; that we collect and process data responsibly; and that we store and dispose of information in accordance with the law.
“Sharing data helps makes life easier, more convenient and connected. But your data is your data. It belongs to you so it’s important your data is used only in ways you would reasonably expect, and that it stays safe. Data protection law makes sure everyone’s data is used properly and legally”
– ICO website, May 2018.
The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on Friday 25th May 2018.
The GDPR forms part of the data protection regime in the UK, together with the new Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018). More information on data protection can be found by visiting the Information Commissioners Office at www.ico.co.uk
The ICO is the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals. For more information on ICO go to: www.ico.co.uk
At Transform, we expect all of our staff and governors, in schools and Trust central, to have undergone data protection training.
For more information about the Trust’s Data protection, please email our Data Protection Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coronavirus Update June 2020
Key Worker Information – since the Government’s announcement to close schools on 18 March 2020, it has been necessary for us to collect and manage the data of Key Workers and their children in a different way in order to comply with the Government’s guidance. We will only process and manage this information to ensure that our Key Worker children are entitled to a school place whilst schools are closed or during the time when they are partially open for specific year groups. Transform Trust and our Schools take their obligation to protect the processing of data very seriously and will ensure that the appropriate measures are in place to safeguard this information.