I’m pleased to tell you that we have now subscribed to GDPR in Schools (GDPRiS). This system will help us to monitor and manage data protection in our school and assist us in complying with the law. It is important that we take a whole-school approach to data protection to ensure we make our school a safer place for our students to learn.
Playing your part in our data protection compliance
GDPRiS will allow you to:
- Undertake online data protection training specific to your role in our school to ensure you:
- Have a general awareness of the requirements of data protection law
- Are able to identify a data breach
- The importance of reporting breaches no matter how trivial you think they may be
- Report Breaches to help us:
- Immediately notify our DPO and data protection team
- Investigate the breach and potential impact on individuals involved
- Report to the ICO where necessary within the 72-hour time limit
Please don’t be wary of reporting Data Breaches, they are common in all organisations. It is very important that we have the evidence we need, are able to learn from them and put in place the appropriate measures to prevent similar breaches occurring in the future. Failure to report breaches can have serious consequences, to colleagues, pupils, or their families, and as well as potential costly fines, can impact our reputation as a school.
Access to GDPRiS
You will shortly receive an automated email from GDPR in Schools with your username and temporary password along with a link to activate your account.
Once you have activated your account and changed your password we recommend you bookmark the login link in your browser for quick and easy access in the future.
What should I do first?
Once logged in, please go to Training in the left-hand menu. Browse the list of courses and choose the one appropriate to your role and click Enrol. Once enrolled you can undertake the training at anytime by clicking on the title of the course, you can save and resume so don’t feel you have to do the whole course at once if you don’t have time.
How do I record a breach?
It’s quite intuitive to report a breach in GDPRiS, choose Breaches from the left-hand menu and enter all the information you can as requested in the reporting function. You can download this quick guide should you wish to follow written instruction.
We look forward to your co-operation and assistance in ensuring that our school is able to comply with the GDPR and that we continue to safeguard everyone’s personal data to the best of our ability.
Data Protection at XYZ School
I’m pleased to tell you that we have now subscribed to GDPR in Schools (GDPRiS). This system will help us to monitor and manage data protection in our school and assist us in complying with the law. It is important that we take a whole-school approach to data protection to ensure we make our school a safer place for our students to learn. I’m confident that using GDPRiS will give us all the knowledge and confidence to handle personal data securely and the reassurance that we are doing everything we can to safeguard the children in our care.