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19
Aug

Managing SARs and FOIs regarding exam results

Advice for teachers and schools on students’ access to information about their exam results It’s likely schools and colleges have seen or will see an increase in SAR and FOI requests asking for justification of marks and/or ranking when exam results are published this year. We’ve put together some simple advice you can follow to ensure you respond in accordance

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18
Mar

Covid-19 and Schools

Covid-19 and Schools From both an educationalist’s point of view and as someone working in data protection and privacy, the drive on remote learning that has been generated by Covid-19 (coronavirus) has been interesting to watch. Whether you view the offers from many companies to provide or enhance tools free of charge to organisations as real evidence that the tech

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16
Mar

Covid-19 – Schools must secure personal data

Covid-19 – Schools must secure personal data Covid-19 will eventually go away – compromised data won’t be so easy to put right. Here’s some simple guidance to help ensure all data remains secure and enhances your safeguarding procedures. Stay safe Download our free posters to help you get the message of handwashing across to your students and help protect your

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13
Dec

Brexit, GDPR and Schools – the next steps

Brexit, GDPR and Schools The nation has spoken – Brexit is going to happen and happen very quickly. So how will this affect your data protection processes in school and what do you need to do? Over the past few months the GDPR in Schools team have been keeping an eye on how the wind has been blowing around the

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26
Nov

GDPR – Top 3 facts

GDPR – Top 3 Facts 3 good reasons to stop burying your head in the sand! So many organisations, schools included, have spent a long time since the GDPR was introduced in May 2018 with their heads buried in the sand. Recent developments in the data protection arena show that it is the time to stop burying your head in

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20
Nov

GDPRiS Black Friday deals

If you’ve been exploring solutions to help you manage GDPR in your school or across your MAT, we’ve got some great deals that you can take advantage of until the 30 November 2019. Offer 1 – 15% off an annual subscription to the market-leading GDPRiS software. Start the new year as you mean to go on – safe in the

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5
Nov

BETT Awards 2020 finalists announced

GDPRiS shortlisted for prestigious BETT Awards 2020 We are pleased to announce that GDPR in Schools has been shortlisted in the ‘COMPANY OF THE YEAR (LESS THAN £3M TURNOVER)’ category of the BETT Awards. Delighted to have been shortlisted for this award, it is testament to the innovative school focussed solutions we deliver and our commitment to helping customers get

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5
Aug

GDPR – the importance of being a graceful swan

GDPR and the importance of being a graceful swan The swan metaphor is used to describe the perception of calm, control and graceful action whilst under the waterline, out of the public gaze, the manic paddling of the webbed feet are enabling the graceful movements above the water. With the increasing awareness of the public, of their rights and an

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29
Jul

Expanding MATs – the importance of due diligence

Based on data in the government website GIAS (Get Information About Schools) 221 schools will have closed and reopened as academies in 2019. Some will be creating new trusts, but many will be joining established MATs and this is where the importance of due diligence on the data protection protocols of joining schools come in. There are various government incentives

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19
Jul

Helping Children understand their Data and Privacy

Making it fun for students to learn about privacy Schools have an obligation to inform their students, parents, staff and others about how their data is used. This is nothing new. What has changed is that there is a lot more data now and more consequences for not doing it.   It is not just about legislation changes within GDPR and

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