Category Archives: Data Protection & Security

New Guidance for Schools on Cloud Software Services and the Data Protection Act

The Department for Education has published a new advice and information document regarding Cloud (educational apps) software services and the Data Protection Act. The advice is non-statutory, and has been produced to help schools understand some of the key principles and … Continue reading

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Cyber Security Challenge – Inspiring the next generation

The National Crime Agency have partnered with the Cyber Security Challenge Schools programme to help create a series of innovative learning tools and teaching resources to raise awareness of the exciting careers in cyber security and develop practical skills in … Continue reading

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The Information Commissioner’s Office updates Data Protection Guidance for Education

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) have updated their guidance for education settings (July 2014) regarding data protection. The update includes a useful video aimed at headteachers, deputy headteachers, school business managers and school governors. It discusses data protection and freedom … Continue reading

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New ICO Blog Post – “Keeping parents informed: what schools need to consider when using email”

The ICO Blog has recently posted a very useful blog which highlights some points for schools to consider when communicating with parents via email. The blog post looks at safeguarding and security challenges regarding using email to communicate with parents, … Continue reading

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e-Safety and Ofsted – April 2014 Update

Schools will already be familiar with the importance of e-Safety within “Leadership and Management” and “Behaviour and Safety”. The full document can be accessed here On the 4th April 2014, Ofsted released an updated version of the ‘Inspecting e-safety in … Continue reading

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