GDPR & Data Protection

Statutory Information


GDPR & Data Protection

From May 25th 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation came into effect. This new law was created to ensure that all data held and processed by organisations within the EU is secure and processed lawfully.For further information you can check the ICO website here:

This YouTube video from GDPRiS Limited may help provide you with some more information about the GDPR process and your rights:

Public organisations, schools (and academies) are required to comply with GDPR. At South Gosforth First School, we have worked carefully on our GDPR procedures and protocols. As a result of this, we have:

  • Sent staff and senior leaders on training courses to understand this legislation further
  • Untertaken internal staff training to make everyone aware of their responsibilities
  • Explored how we can monitor data protection across the schools within the Gosforth Schools Trust

Our current GDPR & Data Protection policy can be found below and in the 'Policies' section of our website.

We are working on our practice to ensure that GDPR is central to our day-to-day culture. We already highly value and carefully protect all of our pupil, parent and staff data and we will continue to follow new GDPR legislation, protocols and guidance. 

All of the schools in the Gosforth Schools' Trust, including South Gosforth First School, are currently supported by 'Veritau' who regularly update us with the latest GDPR guidance and practice, so that we can all ensure that we remain GDPR compliant.


Privacy Notices

Privacy Notices tell you what we do with your personal information when you make contact with us or use one of our services.

They tell you:

  • Why we are able to process your information
  • What purpose we are processing it for
  • Whether you have to provide it to us
  • How long we store it for
  • Whether there are other recipients of your personal information
  • Whether we intend to transfer it to another country, and
  • Whether we do automated decision-making or profiling.
Information on how the Department for Education process and share pupil workforce data can be found here:
To access our Privacy Notices and all of our policies relating to GDPR and Data Protection, then please click on the links below.
If you have any questions about GDPR, then please don’t hesitate to contact Mr Adams or a member of staff in the school office and we will be more than happy to help.