Due to new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) the requirements for valid consent have been made much stricter. Consent must be freely-given, specific, informed and revocable.
Photographic images of pupils
As part of its daily function the school uses photographs of children to support assessment, record keeping and the curriculum. These images are not shared publicly and are deleted as your child moves through the school. We do not seek permission for this but are happy to discuss any concerns relating to this. Once a picture has been shared online, we no longer have control over it. If we intend to use your child’s image for public marketing purposes we will always consult you directly.
As part of our curriculum there will be opportunities for your child to take part in supervised off-site visits to local places of interest These visits will take place within normal school hours and may involve children travelling on foot, by coach, minibus or in an appropriately insured staff car. The school will contact you about each trip or activity before it takes place.
Children walking home from school
A families' guide to the law states: “There is no law prohibiting children from being out on their own at any age. It is a matter of judgement for parents to decide when children can play out on their own, walk to the shops or school."
As there is no set age when children are ready to walk to school or home on their own. It very much depends upon their maturity and confidence.
In deciding whether your child is ready to walk to school you should assess any risks associated with the route and your child’s confidence. Work with your children to build up their independence while walking to school through route finding, road safety skills and general awareness.
If you wish to give consent for your child/ren to walk home from school on their own please inform the school offices.
Coast Academies Declaration
I have read the above information and understand that the school is required to process personal information in order to fulfil its duties. I understand that I am required to keep the school updated of any changes of details and any changes will be verified by the school prior to any additional documentation being sent out, this to ensure that your data is held securely and, on a need to know basis.
The school is registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner and is able to hold data for specific purposes in relation to your child's education. We have a duty to protect your information and will only hold data relevant to the education and wellbeing of your child. We will ensure that all data passed to us is reviewed on an annual basis or when any amendments are passed to us.
You have the right to withdraw consent at any time and can do so by contacting the Data Protection Officer or Reception at school. There may be occasions when we are required by law to share data with the relevant local authority or the Department for Education. This consists mainly statistical data or information relating to safeguarding and we have an appropriate legal basis to share this information without consent, information on such disclosures can be found on the Department for Education website.