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GDPR training?

Discussion in 'Primary' started by Wotworklifebalance, Jul 4, 2018.

  1. Wotworklifebalance

    Wotworklifebalance New commenter

    Just out of interest, is anyone else suffering compulsory GDPR cpd before the end of term?
  2. sooooexcited

    sooooexcited Established commenter

    Yes; every employee of every company that deals with any data anywhere in the country.
    nomad likes this.
  3. Wotworklifebalance

    Wotworklifebalance New commenter

    None of my friends in other schools are having any gdpr specific training.
  4. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Star commenter

    I think not!
    StarbucksCovfefe likes this.
  5. Pomza

    Pomza Star commenter

    We banged out about ten minutes on it - Job done.
    nomad likes this.
  6. Wotworklifebalance

    Wotworklifebalance New commenter

    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.
  7. Pomza

    Pomza Star commenter

    Sounds riveting.

    Take a pillow and duvet man...
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  8. curlcurlcurl

    curlcurlcurl Occasional commenter

    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!
  9. adamcreen

    adamcreen Occasional commenter

    Nonsense. Nothing at my school. 300 employees.
    Wotworklifebalance likes this.
  10. abacus1982

    abacus1982 Established commenter

    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
  11. Wotworklifebalance

    Wotworklifebalance New commenter

    Pillow, duvet, good book, soduko ...
  12. Wotworklifebalance

    Wotworklifebalance New commenter

    Thank you. With my extra two hours I'll walk my dogs in the sunshine.
  13. Wotworklifebalance

    Wotworklifebalance New commenter

    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?
  14. abacus1982

    abacus1982 Established commenter

    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!
    Rott Weiler likes this.
  15. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    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]
  16. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    ***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!
    Pomza and Wotworklifebalance like this.
  17. abacus1982

    abacus1982 Established commenter

    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!
  18. polly2

    polly2 New commenter

    Yes and had to pass a test that had nothing to do with teaching! USB sticks banned.
  19. drvs

    drvs Star commenter

    Soduko, eh?
  20. Wotworklifebalance

    Wotworklifebalance New commenter

    Heaven alone knows! Pi$$ ups and breweries ...

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