Changes to data protection law
You may be aware that from 25th May 2018, the rules around data protection are changing. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will change how personal data can be used and how it must be kept safe. The GDPR also strengthens your rights over your own data.
The Prince Albert Community Trust has always been committed to ensuring that personal and sensitive information about yourselves and your children stays safe, and whilst the GDPR is similar to the current Data Protection Act in many ways, there are a few differences, so we need to make a few changes in order to ensure we remain compliant.
One of these changes is that we have updated our privacy notice. Please find it here. You can also view our privacy notices and policies on our website www.the-pact.co.uk. You can also find more information on the GDPR and your rights in our latest Online Safety Update Newsletter.
We already seek consent from you for the use of photographs or videos of your children, and as part of our work to comply with the GDPR we would like to take this opportunity to remind you that you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. To do so, please contact the school office and ask for a pupil consent form and return the completed form to the school office.
If you have any questions about how the GDPR affects you, or how the PACT and our schools are preparing, you can contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or please contact the school office.
Data Protection Officer
Prince Albert Community Trust
Our latest Prince Albert Community Trust Online Safety Update newsletter is out now!
Produced on a half termly basis to keep you up-to-date with Online Safety news, new ICT initiatives and ways in which you can help to keep your family safe both online and when using emerging technology.
We hope you enjoy reading 'Issue 20: May 2018' online now.
In this issue we look at the General Data Protection Regulation - the biggest shake-up to data-privacy law for 20 years. The GDPR applies from the 25th May 2018. We also take a look at what parents need to know about Fortnite: Battle Royale.
If you have a concern regarding your child's use of the internet at home or in school, you can speak to one of our Online Safety Leads for support and advice. See your child's school website for further details.
If you have a concern regarding your child's use of the internet at home or in school, you can speak to one of our Online Safety Leads for support and advice.
Following the completion of the SATs tests last week, the year 6 teachers would like to take the year 6 children to Ward End Park on Friday mornings as a reward. Each week, children will be invited to go to the park if they have worked hard, been well motivated and excellently behaved.
Your child will leave school at 9.00am and return to school by approximately 11.00am.
The children will then either have lunch in school or go home at 12, if that is what they normally do. Children can bring a drink and a snack to the park for the morning if they wish. However, please avoid sending energy drinks or fizzy carbonated drinks as these are not allowed in school. Please also send the children in PE kit for this day, along with appropriate clothing and footwear –weather dependent.
The first visit will be on Friday 25thMay 2018 and then continue this every subsequent Friday.
The consent form must be returned to school by Wednesday 23rdof May 2018.
I understand that while the school staff in charge of the party will take all reasonable care of the children, they cannot necessarily be held responsible for any loss, damage or injury suffered by your child arising during our out of school activity.
The school is insured against its Legal Liability to pay compensation should it be held responsible for causing an injury to your child whilst in the care of staff. The school has not arranged any additional insurance in respect of the visit e.g. personal accident. Should you be concerned about this area of risk you are advised to make your own arrangements.
If you have any concerns please speak to your child’s teacher.
PARENT SURVEY - Monday 4th June to Friday 8th June 2018
To help us to continue to make improvements to our schools, we would like to hear from our parents. We would be grateful if you could please take the time to complete our parent survey to let us know your thoughts on aspects of your child's education and school day. Staff will be out in the playground with surveys between 8:40 and 9:00 a.m. during the above week, please ask for a form if you would like to complete the survey. Parents can also complete the survey online by clicking onto the link on our school website. All surveys are and will remain anonymous.
Thank you for your support
Miss K. Magee