In 2014 we became aware of the need for a dedicated information management service for schools and academies.
We identified the real lack of quality in advice and practical guidance for educational organisations to meet their increasingly demanding Data Protection responsibilities.
Most head teachers and business managers we visited were not fully aware of or compliant with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) regulations and its powers to issue monetary penalties of up to £500k for an information breach.
In many cases, organisations were unaware the Governing Body of a school or the Academy Trust is responsible for data protection and if there is any breach of the DPA it is likely to have to pay any fine from its budget.
Their approach to Data Protection was often “light touch” without the necessary processes and training to ensure they are compliant.
In-House Data Protection Training
Contact us regarding bespoke in-house training.
We work with schools nationwide to provide bespoke, in-house training covering the wider topic of Data Protection. This is usually made available to all staff, making it a more cost-effective option whilst ensuring the training is thorough and at a time to fit into the busy school day. Get in touch for more information.