Happy summer holidays from all of us here at SchoolPro TLC! We know that many of you have already started the summer break with the remaining few schools just a day or so to go. We hope you have the opportunity to take a break over the next few weeks, get some rest and recharge the batteries!

If you do need us for anything over the summer break, there will always be someone around to assist you. Our DPO@schoolpro.uk email address will be monitored throughout the next 6 weeks or so and we will get back to you as soon as we can if you email that address.

Here is a summary of the latest updates and alerts for your organisation. It is a bumper edition to cover the summer!


Important Alerts and Urgent Updates

General Data Protection Updates

Latest SchoolPro TLC Information

  • A reminder this month on the importance of staff training. Staff should be trained on data protection as part of their induction and then refreshed at least every 2 years if not annually (which would be best practice).
  • One of our Gloucester infant schools, Dinglewell, is seeking support for a short period of time (6-12 months) to cover governor clerking duties. If anyone can any assist, please contact Ian on iarkell@schoolpro.uk.
  • We’ve recently added the following document to the portal in Global Documents:
    • DPIA for sharing data with SaLT providers – ‘DPIAs’ folder
  • We’ve also added new data categories to the data mapping tool in order to make it even more comprehensive than it was before. The categories that have been added are as follows:
    • Pupils – Class codes & subjects; court orders; learning journey evidence; medical practice contact information; professionals’ reports & referrals; reports; SEBD/SEMH; and, surveys.
    • Staff – characteristics: ethnicity, language etc; disciplinary or grievance information; identification passport/DVLA; pension; performance; salary; trade union membership; and, UK right to work.
    • Parents – Communications; financial payment or debit; FSM evidence; surveys; and, court orders.
  • This month, we are pleased to inform you that we have organised a complimentary advisory session in partnership with Peninsula UK for our clients who may be facing challenges or have issues regarding HR, employment law, and health and safety matters. Get Complimentary Advice From The Market Leading HR and H&S Provider.

Further information on a range of data protection topics is available on our blog.

If you have any other questions, please contact us at DPO@schoolpro.uk.

Have a great summer and see you on the other side!

SchoolPro TLC Ltd (2023)

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