Data Protection and GDPR Services

The use of data across our sector and beyond has developed significantly in recent years, and so it is right that the law, processes and skillsets associated with being effective guardians of children’s data are brought up to date and fit for the modern era…..

Understanding and aligning to the changes is a challenge for all organisations, big or small. It does though provide a thorough opportunity to refresh policies and procedures relating to the safe stewardship of data’.

Neil McIvor, Chief Data Officer, Department for Education (DfE)

Data Protection Officer

A Data Protection Officer (DPO) is a legislative requirement for schools and it is essential to have a degree of separation between the DPO role and those managing a school’s ‘data ecosystem’.  

In its Data Protection toolkit for schools, the DfE stresses that the DPO needs to be sufficiently removed from those making technology or processing decisions.

It is a significant undertaking and needs someone with the appropriate level of experience and knowledge. 

Data Protection Officer Service

By engaging our Data Protection Officer Service you will benefit from the knowledge and experience of an independent, certified GDPR Practitioner with an excellent  understanding of the needs of schools and governing boards/trusts. 

You will be supported with GDPR compliance, whatever stage you are at, so you can feel confident you are abiding by the data protection principles set down in law.

We have received outstanding support and training from Nicola.  Her calm, measured and intelligent approach have provided us with reassurance in dealing with a range of data related issues.  She also tailored an excellent training session to our specific needs and shared extremely useful resources with us.  Highly recommended.

David Hudson, Headteacher, Royal Latin School

The quality of advice has been very good. Nicola is always on hand and re-assures me when I need to know we are doing the right thing. Having access to model documents and online training gives me peace of mind and saves a lot of time.

Clare Bourne, Data and Communications Leader – Furze Down School.

We’ve worked with Nicola for a few years now and she continues to provide us with timely and quality advice for a very competitive and reasonable cost. From dealing with some quite complex cases, to reviewing forms or documents for us, no query is too big or small and we can trust her to give each query due care and attention.  We have complete confidence in Nicola and the service she provides.  Her library of resources and templates are not only comprehensive, but time-saving.

Bhamini Lynn, Recruitment Manager & PA to Co-CEOs, Pioneer Educational Trust

We have benefited hugely from working with ‘Schools DPO’. With Nicola’s specialist knowledge of the way in which schools work, she guides us through complexities professionally and clearly, enabling us to meet the requirements of GDPR.’

Grace Slater, Head Teacher, Radley CE Primary

I completed the two online training modules – GDPR Overview and Implications for Staff – using the video and the quiz. The videos were excellent, as were the quizzes – very informative.

Frances Davis, Headteacher, Reigate Parish Church Primary School