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Data plays a key role in education by providing opportunities to monitor effectively the progress of learners, enabling robust evaluation of methods, promoting evidence-based practice, and providing opportunities for huge efficiency improvements in school operations. The use of data across the sector and beyond has developed significantly in recent years. It is therefore right that the law, processes and capabilities required for effective custodianship of children’s data were updated to meet the growing demands imposed by modern data protection challenges. The new data protection legislation that came into effect in May 2018 provides both challenges and opportunities. Understanding, aligning and complying with the new law is a challenge. It does, however, provide an opportunity to refresh our policies and procedures relating to the safe stewardship of data. The new legislation is generating momentum around auditing where organisations are, identifying risks, and developing coherent plans to manage them down. It also places a firm emphasis on citizens being informed on the use of data and their associated rights. 


Policies related to how we keep data secure for our Longlands Primary School community are detailed below.

The School's Data Controller is Mrs Pearce, Business Leader, and is the first point of contact for enquiries.

The school employs the services of Judicium Consulting who are responsible for overseeing data protection within the school.  Judicium Consulting can be contacted via any of the methods listed below:


Judicium Consulting Limited

72 Cannon Street,



0203 326 9174