Does Brexit mean no more GDPR?
Many of you might have been be hoping that the imminent UK Brexit would bring an end to GDPR. This may become true in one way, the General Data Protection Regulation will not apply to the UK after Brexit (depending on when, how and if it happens). However the GDPR is already incorporated into UK law by virtue of the Data Protection Act 2018
So come Brexit day the name will go but the rules will stay! Confusing? Well that’s what we are here to help with!
Much of the GDPR/Data Protection law is yet to be fully clarified or tested in the courts and each industry sector continues to try to interpret the rules in the context of its products/services/ways of working.
The same goes for the Education sector and here at GDPR for Schools we are busy writing guidance notes for our schools on things like consent, homeworking,
BYOD (that’s Bring Your Own Device, rather than Bottle) to help with the practical application of Data Protection Law in the school setting.
We have also developed a series of role and topic based training courses, for Governors, School Leaders and Business Officers, which are running though-out the Autumn and Winter Terms.
These courses are now available to book via our Information Governance and GDPR Support landing page or via the Training tab. Full details of all the courses can also be found on the Public Portal. so if you want to be less confused about GDPR, take a look at the site, or call our helpline on 01629 532888
Book your place on the Derbyshire Behaviour Box introductory training!
A fantastic new resource is available for primary schools, developed to address the needs of children with challenging behaviour.
This substantial resource has been developed in Derbyshire Schools and shown to reduce exclusion, promote resilience and address social, emotional and mental health needs in children. This is based on up-to-date research in Derbyshire Schools regarding what works to promote pro-social behaviour.
Book your Derbyshire Behaviour Box introductory training place now on S4S to receive a discounted hard copy and e-copy
£350 per delegate (plus £60 per additional school delegate)
for Head Teachers, SENCOs and HLTAs working in primary schools
For dates & further information, please see the attached flyer.
Any you have any queries, please contact Sarah Annable - Sarah.Annable@derbyshire.gov.uk
Energy Efficiency for Schools: A Green Business Fund Webinar
Learn best practices for making your school more energy efficient
Schools are pushed to make the most of their resources. Being energy efficient saves money, so is an excellent way to release funds for curricular resources or facilities. In addition to economic benefits, there are social and environmental advantages to reducing energy consumption, such as improving staff and student comfort and minimising impact on the environment.
This webinar is for schools interested in learning more about how to embed good energy management practices within day to day activities, and identify opportunities for energy and cost savings.
Presented by an expert from the Technology and Delivery team at the Carbon Trust, the webinar will explain to schools what can be done at low/no cost to implement energy management and efficiency improvements, as well as covering information on other services through the Green Business Fund.
To register your free place on this webinar, please click here.
Please Note: This webinar is provided by the Carbon Trust, not Derbyshire County Council.
Health & Safety Training - forthcoming events
We have released some new health and safety training courses. On the 26th February we are running our course for new/acting Headteachers and Business Managers, 4th March a Fire Safety Management Course and on the 29th March an Accident Reporting and Investigation Course. If you have bought into our health and safety training package there is no additional charge for these courses. Details of the courses are in the health and safety training brochure but if you require further information you can give us a ring on 01629 536525 for further details.
Booking for these training courses is available on the S4S website
Occupational Health - How to Stay Safe in the Sun
Welcome to our Occupational Health newsletter which will focus on how to enjoy the sun and warm weather safely and healthily.
Most people enjoy the sunshine. Many of us associate a tan with looking healthy however it is actually a sign that our skin has been damaged by the sun’s rays (UV radiation).To dispel the myth, a tan does not protect our skin from the harmful UV radiation .There is no healthy way of getting a tan. Sunburn and excessive exposure to the sun increases our risk of skin cancer. Sunburn not only happens abroad whilst on holiday but here in the UK even on a cloudy day.
Too much sun exposure is thought to be responsible for the vast majority of skin cancers. Over 100, 000 new cases each year are diagnosed in the UK.
Sun safety tips:
· Make sure you spend time in the shade when the sun is at its hottest (between 10-3pm in the UK from March to October).
· Use at least a factor 15 sunscreen to protect against UVB radiation and one with at least a 4 star UVA protection. Factor 50 sun protection is recommended for those with a paler more vulnerable skin such as a child’s skin. Apply adequate amounts of sunscreen. Most people don’t apply enough. Apply to all exposed skin including your face, necks ,ears and bald heads.
· Make sure you never burn.
· Cover up with suitable clothing and sunglasses.
· Wear a wide brimmed hat.
If you have lots of freckles or moles, your risk of skin cancer is considered to be higher so you will need to take precautions as avoiding the sun and wearing a higher sunscreen such as factor 50.
Keep a vigilant eye out for changes to your skin ie. changes in the appearance of a mole such as a jagged edge, enlargement,bleeding or itching. Report any concerns to your GP at once or
Derbyshire County Council Occupational Health service on 01629 536969 for advice .Please remember, skin cancer is much easier to treat if it is found early.