What is GDPR?
To put it simply, GDPR is a new data protection regulation designed to strengthen and unify the safety and security of all data held within an organisation (including schools, academies and other educational establishments).
GDPR replaces the DPA and affects all schools as they collect or process personal information. It's focused on looking after the privacy and rights of the individual, and based on the premise that parents and data subjects should have knowledge of what data is held about them and how it's used.
GDPR will ultimately change the way schools, academies and trusts handle their data and the way information is managed.