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
Derbyshire Services for Schools ‘Store Launch’ Roadshows 2019
During the Autumn term, the Derbyshire Services for Schools Team will be touring the county to launch the latest 'Store’ update on the Services for Schools website and to provide user support and assistance.
The new Store functionality is the biggest update on the S4S system to date. At every event there will be the opportunity to receive hands-on training, including purchasing services, packages and products and find out more about changes to the shopping basket function. Both new and more experienced users are welcome. The team will also be on-hand to answer any questions about the Services for Schools programme.
You can drop in for as long as you like at a time that suits you but please reserve your place via the S4S training booking. All equipment will be supplied - you just need to get to us!
Dates for this event:
24 Sep 2019 New Mills ACE Centre, New Mills (12.00-16.30pm)
23 Oct 2019 Swadlincote ACE Centre, Swadlincote (09.00-16.30)
04 Nov 2019 Ashbourne ACE Centre, Ashbourne (09.00-16.30)
07 Nov 2019 The Hub, South Normanton (09.00-16.30)
27 Nov 2019 John Hadfield House, Matlock (09.00-16.30)
If you have any questions about these events, please contact the Services for Schools team on 01629 538191 or email email@example.com .
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
Teaching, Learning and Assessment Newsletter - Issue Two
Please see the attachment for issue two of our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Newsletter.
The newsletter is designed to provide useful information, key dates, case studies and more, and is written by our team of TLA consultants, based on our day-to-day work in and around Derbyshire.
Has your child swallowed a battery? Important advice & Guidance!
The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) is working with the Office for Product Safety and Standards on a campaign to raise public awareness of the dangers surrounding button batteries. The guidance issued by the Office follows a report published by the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) on Thursday 27 June, after the death of a three-year-old girl last year when she swallowed a 23mm button battery.
The campaign will inform parents and caregivers of the potential risks of a child ingesting a button battery, how such an incident can best be avoided, and what they should do if they believe a child has swallowed a battery.
The key messages for the campaign are as follows:
- Store spare batteries securely
- Know which devices use button batteries and ensure they’re properly secured
- Keep unsecured batteries or devices away from children
- Ensure children are aware of the dangers
- Safely dispose of dead button batteries immediately
- If you suspect your child has swallowed a battery, take them straight to A&E
As part of the campaign, CTSI will produce and utilise a number of digital resources, including an advice video, several graphics and posters, and a press release, all of which can be shared through social media channels. This will be an ongoing campaign, initially running until Sunday 14 July, with another week in September, and two weeks around Christmas. CTSI members and campaign partners will be informed of exact dates nearer the time.
Please see attached, a vital campaign pack with advice, guidance and key contact details.
Please display the attached posters where appropriate to raise awareness of this issue. You can also get involved by tweeting the hashtag's #BeBatteryAware & #ButtonBatteries
Your involvement in this campaign will ensure members of the public are educated on the dangers that come with button batteries, and help save children’s lives.