Data plays a key role at Ridgeway. We collect and hold personal information relating to our children and may also receive information about them from their previous nursery setting/school, local authority and/or the Department for Education (DfE). We use this personal data to:
- Support our children's’ learning
- Monitor and report on their progress
- Provide appropriate pastoral care; and
- Assess the quality of our services.
The new data protection legislation that came into effect in May 2018 provides an opportunity to refresh our policies and procedures relating to the safeguarding of data.
Data Protection Policy
Click here to view our Data Protection Policy. This outlines all key personnel and key procedures that we follow to comply with GDPR.
Subject Access Information
Click here to read our Subject Access Procedure. If you wish to make a request for information, please download the request form by clicking here or requesting a paper copy from the Main School Office. At Ridgeway, our Data Protection Officer is John Walker. If you wish to make a request, please submit your form to the Main School Office and we will pass it on to him.
Withdrawal of Consent
Consent to use your child’s information is gained from parents and carers on entry and updated annually. Should you wish to withdraw your consent of any item on the consent forms, please download a Withdrawal of Consent form by selecting the required form below or requesting a paper copy from the Main School Office.
Data Breach Procedure
All staff and Governors must be aware of what to do in the event of a Data Protection Act/GDPR breach. Most breaches, aside from cyber-criminal attacks, occur as a result of human error. They are not malicious in origin and, if quickly reported, are often manageable. If you suspect there has been a breach, please report it to school by contacting Mrs T Dale, Headteacher at firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Key Policies
Data Retention Policy