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Data Protection for Schools Training nearly full

2 November 2017 | Category

On 24th November nplaw will be delivering a full-day training course on Data Protection for Schools. Aimed at schools’ senior leaders and business managers, we will be taking delegates through the main changes being introduced by the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and the new Data Protection Bill and discuss what these will mean in practical terms.

Data protection law is changing and this means that the way you manage all data and information within your school will also need to change.

Today’s educational landscape is packed with data from filing paper records in cabinets, keeping databases of student and staff information, monitoring what’s happening day-to-day on the premises through CCTV and maintaining a website.

The new Data Protection Bill was introduced in to Parliament last week and will replace the Data Protection Act 1998 to provide a comprehensive legal framework for data protection in the UK supplemented by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) until the UK leaves the EU. When the UK leaves the EU, the GDPR will be incorporated into UK domestic law under the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill currently before Parliament. This sounds complicated (and it is!) but we will try to make sense of it all for you.
We recognise that you may like an opportunity to hear about the key principles contained in the new Bill and the GDPR and how these will affect the way your school is run. Aimed at school leaders and business managers, nplaw will hold a training session on Friday 24th November 2017 at Center Parcs, Elveden Forest, Suffolk, led by our senior lawyers and we would be delighted if you could attend. The session will start with coffee and registration from 9.30am and we will aim to finish by about 4pm. We will introduce you to the main points of interest and there will be plenty of time for questions.

You will learn the importance of:

  • Making people in your school aware that the way data is held and processed is changing and how it will affect your school
  • Auditing the information you currently hold, where it came from and who you share it with
  • Reviewing your current privacy agreements and putting a plan in place for any changes that are necessary
  • Checking your procedures to ensure you cover all the rights individuals have (including how you delete personal data)
  • Reviewing how you seek, obtain and record consent for data processing
  • Making sure you have the correct procedures in place to investigate and report a personal data breach
  • Thinking about what systems you’re going to put in place to verify the age of students and to gather consent from parents or guardians in regards to data processing
  • Designating a Data Protection Officer to take responsibility for data protection compliance and assessing where this role will sit within your school’s structure and governance arrangements.

Timing and location

The training session will take place on Friday 24th November 2017 at Center Parcs, Elveden Forest, Suffolk. Directions can be found here.

The day begins with registration and refreshments at 9.30am and finishes at 4pm. Free car parking will be available.

Feel free to bring your swimming costume! Delegates are welcome to stay on the site until 10pm to enjoy the facilities, including unlimited free swimming in the Subtropical Swimming Paradise.

Booking Details

The cost of the training session is £125, which includes refreshments, lunch and course materials.

To book a place, please reply to this email or email and provide the name of your school and details of the delegates (including names, job titles, email addresses and telephone numbers).

Cancellation policy

Any cancellation must be notified by email to no later than 21 days before the course start date, otherwise you will be charged for the place. Alternatively, you may nominate a substitute for any booking.

Access and other requirements

Please let us know if you have any specific access, dietary or other requirements so that we may make your attendance at our course an enjoyable and comfortable experience.

Joining instructions

These will be issued about 10 days before the course date.