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Schoolsworks is a multi-academy trust in West Sussex. Our aim is to create small hubs of schools which work closely together to collaborate, share best practice and improve outcomes for children.

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Downsbrook

GDPR

You may be aware that from May, the rules around data protection changed. The ‘General Data Protection Regulation’ (GDPR) changed how we can use your personal data and keep it safe, and it also strengthened your rights over your own data.

The change was to make sure sensitive or private information about yourselves and your children stays safe. Whilst it is similar to the current Data Protection Act in many ways, there are a few differences.:

Any request for information regarding a child, parent or member of staff, cannot be given without us being confident of the identity of the person asking for it, that means that you may be asked for information that verifies who you are if you ask for information over the phone or by email.

A video explaining GDPR can be found on YouTube via the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ua_LzUJ_wu8

We have updated our privacy notice, a copy of which can be found at the bottom of this page.  You may also be interested to read Schoolsworks policies for Data Protection, ICT and Acceptable Use, Photo Policy, Staff and Pupil privacy, which can be found following https://www.schoolsworks.org/ .If you unable to access the policies online, you may request a copy from the school office.

If you have any questions about how the GDPR affects you, or how our school is preparing, you can contact Louise Pope, our Data Protection Officer, by calling 01903 739988, or emailing her at dpo@schoolsworks.org.

Privacy Notice