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Leading Data Protection in your school and the Data Protection Officer’s Role

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Leading Data Protection in your school and the Data Protection Officer’s Role




This course is essential for Senior Leaders with responsibility for Data Protection or for those who have been appointed as the School Data Protection Officer (DPO).  This course is designed to support and equip them with best practices, provide information and methodologies to support them in their role.



The DPO should have due regard to the risk associated with processing operations, taking into account the nature, scope, context and purposes of processing. This course provides real practical support and advice for those who are leading on Data Protection or been appointed as a Data Protection Officer (DPO) in school. It will help you to reflect on your day-to-day practice and develop strategies that support appropriate compliance.


Schools are required to appoint a Data Protection Officer; a DPO should be appointed based on their professional qualities and expert knowledge of data protection law and practices. They are to assist you to monitor internal compliance, inform and advise on your data protection obligations, provide advice regarding Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs) and act as a contact point for data subjects and the supervisory authority. A DPO will help a school demonstrate compliance and are part of the enhanced focus on accountability. The DPO can be an existing employee or externally appointed.

Course Aims:

  • Understand how to lead Data Protection in school and the role of a Data Protection Officer.
  • To support DPOs understand and develop the key requirements of monitoring internal compliance, informing and advising on your data protection obligations in your role as a DPO.
  • To develop your understanding of the day-to-day practices required for assisting with compliance against the GDPR regulations 2018.
  • To provide practical tips and guidance to help ensure “privacy by design” is a strength of the school.
  • To consider a range of case study material and use this as part of your development for best practices.


This course is intended for:

Data Protection Officers in schools, those with a strategic data protection role in school.


Course duration:

This is a whole day training session.


Course venue:

Link2ICT training centre, Fort Dunlop, 5th floor, Fort Parkway, Erdington, Birmingham, B24 9FD


How to register: