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Data Protection and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

West Park Academy is fully committed to compliance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into force on 25th May 2018 superseding the Data Protection Act 1998 which came into force on 1st March 2000.

We therefore follow procedures which aim to ensure that anyone connected with the school who has access to any personal data held by or on behalf of the school is fully aware of and abides by their duties under the GDPR.

As an Academy we collect and use pupil information under the Data Protection Act 2018 and “Article 6” and “Article 9“of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

We may use (process) your and your child’s information (personal data) for all sorts of different reasons, for example, to register your child at the academy, to contact you in an emergency, to provide your child with an education, to provide you with access to applications such as ParentPay, Teachers2Parents (texting service), Class DoJo.

Whenever we process your personal data we must do so lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner to comply with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018. This guide informs you of your rights under the GDPR.

Full details of your rights are contained in Chapter III of the GDPR.