Over the course of the week, we will be sending home 3 documents for you to review and sign, and return to your child’s class teacher or school office as soon as possible: Pupil Data Sheet, Data Sheet Form; and Home Learning Agreement.
Following the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 which came into force in the UK in May 2018, we have been reviewing our policies and practices in order to ensure that The Mount Stewart Schools comply with the new regulations.
As part of this compliance process, we are are updating the consent forms/home school agreements we have received from parents and pupils. The new regulations are clear that consent must be up-to-date and clearly recorded. From now on, lack of response cannot be interpreted as implied consent.