On May 25th the General Data Protection Regulation will come into affect across the EU. It is a new law that is being implemented in exactly the same way across all EU countries to create a level set of rules to ensure all data held and processed by organisations within the EU is secure and processed lawfully.
As public organisations, schools (and academies) are required to comply. At Wilson Stuart we have been working on our GDPR readiness since November 2017. Since then:
- We have made everyone in school aware – all the way up to our governors.
- We have been on several training courses
- Have put a team together to work on compliance
- Begun reviewing all of our data and documents and updating them
The process of becoming fully GDPR compliant will be long because it affects all aspects of the school.
We do already have strong Data Protection policies and protections but these now all need to be updated in line with GDPR. Furthermore the BIG change with GDPR is that we now have to produce a lot of documentation to prove our compliance. This is what is going to take us a long time!
But rest assured we are working on it to make sure that GDPR will be central to our day-to-day culture.
We already highly value and protect all of our student, parents and staff data and will continue to do so in the presence of GDPR.
As a parent/carer you may receive some letters from us regarding GDPR. Some of those may be about consent and some about updating your information with us. Please do read and send back everything you receive.
For further information about GDPR please visit the ICO website.
The video below is a great overview of GDPR and how it affects schools and has been produced by GDPRiS to inform parents.
The gas leak has now been repaired and the heating is on again.
Therefore we are open tomorrow (7 March) as usual.
School will be open as usual from Monday (5th March) for both students and staff.
Our external phone lines are currently down due to technical issue beyond our control. Please accept our apologies if you are not able to get through.
In the meantime could we please request that you email us at email@example.com
Please rest assured that if we have a need to contact you regarding your child we will do so via a mobile number.
Please check back here for updates.
The sun rising over school this morning.
Due to the school closures down to the snowfall over the last 2 days, we have no choice but to postpone the Primary Christmas Show.
The new time for the show will be 10:30 this Friday (15 December).
We apologise for the inconvenience and trust you all agree it is much better to move it than cancel it. This will allow us enough time to rehearse it properly
WellChild Helping Hands is a home improvement programme which, with volunteers from local companies, transforms gardens and bedrooms for children and young people with exceptional health needs across the UK.
Click this link to visit their site, learn more and download the application form.
You will need a professional to complete the Application Support section. This in our case is Peter Keenan (Family Support Officer), when you are ready or if you would like some guidance with the form please contact Peter via email firstname.lastname@example.org or the school on 0121 373 4475 and ask to speak to Peter.
Today we had the pleasure of a visit by the Lord Mayor to open our new rebound therapy trampoline and our new mainstream Bluesky Nursery. We were also joined by several members of the Royal Arch Freemasons of Warwickshire who very generously funded the rebound therapy facility.
You can find images of the day in the following gallery.
In September 2017 we will be opening our new mainstream nursery. It will run from 8 till 6, every day all year round! While we work on getting it ready we welcome enquiries if you are interested in registering your child.
If you would like more information please call Gisela Costa our Nursery Manager on 0121 373 4475.
Click here if you would like to enquire.
Despite the light snow this morning (13 January 2017) school is
OPEN AS USUAL for both pupils and staff.
Let’s have another great Wilson Stuart day.