GDPR - Data Protection for Senior Leaders

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GDPR - Data Protection for Senior Leaders



This Data Protection for Senior Leaders course is designed to support school leadership teams in understanding the requirements of the GDPR.


The new legal General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes in to force on 25th May 2018 and will replace the Data Protection Act 1998 meaning the way you process data within your school will change. Find out about important changes to the new law and how this could influence schools policy and practice.


This course is a must for all key decision makers in school to find out about and discuss key differences between the current Data Protection Act 1998 and the new GDPR that will require schools and academies to make some changes to the way they collect, process and manage personal data. Resources will be signposted and provided to help support gathering information on how establishments currently process personal information, including advice for good practice moving forward in line with GDPR compliance.

Areas such as technology use and IT infrastructure in relation to processing and storing personal data will be explored along with staff day to day common practice. Raising awareness amongst staff and refining practice will form an essential part of preparing an establishment for the GDPR requirements.

Current Data Protection policies and practices will need to be reviewed and updated in order to be compliant with the GDPR from 25th May 2018. Accountability and governance is a big part of the changes and establishments will need to provide evidence on how they are complying with the GDPR.  None compliance of the GDPR could result in heavy financial penalties and reputational damage to the school.


Course Aims:

This course will enable you to:

  • Understand the changes the GDPR will bring for your school
  • Practical advice for compliance; taking action now to prepare for 25th May 2018
  • Create an action plan and begin an information assets audit
  • Dealing with Access Requests and Data Breaches
  • Identify risks and make sure that appropriate mitigations are in place; ensure that reasonable measures have been taken to protect data.

This course is intended for:

Heads, Senior Leaders

Course duration:

This is a whole day training session.

How to register:

Cost: £195.00 per person (£225 for non-subscribing schools)