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Discussion in 'Primary' started by Wotworklifebalance, Jul 4, 2018.
Just out of interest, is anyone else suffering compulsory GDPR cpd before the end of term?
Yes; every employee of every company that deals with any data anywhere in the country.
None of my friends in other schools are having any gdpr specific training.
I think not!
We banged out about ten minutes on it - Job done.
We’ve been told that we have an extra 2 hour twilight session on Monday. As this takes us over our contracted hours/designated time we will have 2 hours in lieu on one of the PD days in September.
Take a pillow and duvet man...
We had ours prior to GDPR coming into effect. Sinfully boring and painstakingly obvious.
Except it’s unclear why we’re now unable to print ‘non-sensitive’ documents such as a poem, extract or some writing frames from our classroom to collect in another room. Don’t think they quite grasped what GDPR is all about with that one!
Nonsense. Nothing at my school. 300 employees.
1. Don't put stuff on a memory stick unless it is encrypted
2. Lock files with information in when not in your classroom
3. Lock computer when leaving classroom
4. Don't send sensitive information by email if possible
5. Parents can request all information so consider what needs to be kept written down with children's names on
6. Check with school how long information is retained for and shred what you no longer need
Well done that's your training complete
Pillow, duvet, good book, soduko ...
Thank you. With my extra two hours I'll walk my dogs in the sunshine.
We've already been told that we can't send lesson plans, even without identifying pupil information, to supply teachers for planned absences and that they can't have access to most of our resources (or the lesson plans!) which are on the shared drive. Dunno quite how they're meant to cover the classes. Are they, in fact, allowed to know the names of the pupils that they're teaching?
Can't send lesson plans? What sensitive information does that contain?
GDPR is also superseded by safeguarding so if anyone says that GDPR means child protection/safeguarding information can't be shared they are wrong!
7. Don't discuss children outside of school in the coffee shop/pub/wine bar/bus or anywhere you might be overheard [according to my LA trainer one of the 3 most likely ways for a data breach in school to happen - the other two are unencrypted USBs and email]
***sighs*** I'll add that one to my list of examples of ridiculous over reactions to GDPR and failure to understand that the protection of data needs to be proportionate. It's a lesson plan, not the nuclear launch codes!
Would never talk about specific children outside school but always do the customary glance over the shoulder in the pub if I'm with friends talking shop! It's also why I've always taught a few miles away from home!
Yes and had to pass a test that had nothing to do with teaching! USB sticks banned.
Heaven alone knows! Pi$$ ups and breweries ...