General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
What is GDPR?
This refers to the General Data Protection Regulation which superseded the Data Protection Act 1998, on 25 May 2018.
The legislation is designed to ‘harmonise’ data privacy laws across Europe, as well as give greater protection and rights to individuals. Within the GDPR there are large changes for the public, as well as businesses and bodies, that handle personal information. In essence, it is about protecting personal data and how it is used. It gives individuals greater control and say over how their personal data is used.
GDPR defines personal data as:
Any information relating to an identified or identifiable person (known as a Data Subject).
An identifiable person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as name, an ID number, location data, an online identifier or one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of a natural person.
Privacy Notices – How we use your data
To view the Westcountry Schools Trust Privacy Notice (STUDENTS) please see below
To view the Westcountry Schools Trust Privacy Notice (PARENTS) please see below
To view the Westcountry Schools Trust Privacy Notice (STAFF) please see below
To view the Westcountry Schools Trust Privacy Notice (GOVERNORS, TRUSTEES, VOLUNTEERS & MEMBERS) please see below
To view the Westcountry School Trust Privacy Notice (NHS Test and Trace 2020) please see below
COVID-19 National FSM Voucher Scheme
October 2020 update- The National FSM voucher scheme is now closed however historic data sharing requirements that were to required to support this initiative are still in place and standard financial record retention periods apply. The Department for Education have provided a privacy notice for parents /carers who were included in the National FSM Voucher scheme - see below for details.
Subject Access Requests
To make a Subject Access Request (SAR), please complete the request form below and email it to the Westcountry Schools Trust Data Protection Officer.
The Westcountry Schools Trust will respond within one month of your request.
There will be no charge for this request.
To download the Subject Access Request Form (Word version) please click on the attachment below
To download the Subject Access Request Form (PDF version) please click on the attachment below
The SAR completed form should be emailed to the WeST Data Protection Officer at DPO-WeST@westst.org.uk