General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) awareness and compliance training course for Independent Schools


An overview of the new data protection law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and how it will impact independent schools.

GDPR comes into force in May 2018. It will replace the current Data Protection Act 1998.

With the headline of a maximum £17m fine, or 4% of turnover (whichever is greater) there is good reason to be concerned.

Schools hold vast amounts of personal data, there are going to be a number of important changes so it is vital that schools prepare now to be ready.

This 2.5 hour GDPR awareness course is ideal for independent schools and independent schools' organisations who need to understand the concepts and terminology of data protection and GDPR, how it will impact schools and what steps schools need to take to become compliant.

Why choose us?

Our course is delivered by a lead education consultant who has been providing data handling consultancy and training through his roles as a school compliance advisor as well as his voluntary work as a school governor and member of the head teacher performance review panel.

In addition, there will also be a panel consisting of a practicing lawyer, who specialises in data protection/GDPR and a senior IT expert. The Q&A at the end of the session will allow discussion of concerns you may have.

This combination is unique in the training market and provides added value.

Who should attend?

Head teachers, deputy heads, bursars, senior management, admin staff, governors, proprietors.



Topics covered

      *    Understanding the GDPR

      *    Timeframe of implementation

      *    Potential impact on your school

      *    Reducing the financial impact of compliance

      *    Mitigating risk encouraging a privacy culture

      *    Accountability in schools

      *    Role of a Data Protection Officer

      *    Essential actions for your school

      *    Ensuring your staff are trained

      *    Q&A session

What's included?

      *    Refreshments

      *    Certificate of attendance

      *    Electronic resource kit


Below is a sample of some of the excellent feedback received for this course:

"Course very informative. Glad we had something to take away with us as there was a lot to take in. Very well delivered." - Janine Docherty - Meanwood Primary

"The training was delivered well and covered the new regulations and gave clear guidelines on what we need to do to adhere to the new regulations." - Lorna Sheard - Armley Primary

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