West Berkshire Council

Outcome of Expression of Interest: Invited to apply

The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compelled many schools to introduce new data protection procedures.

Schools now need to seek parental consent for activities they did not prior to the introduction of GDPR, for example taking class and school photos. As consent for the recording of data should be specifically indicated, many schools are facing a large amount of manual data processing to capture and process consent.

For the example above many schools have created paper forms to seek parental consent. Admin staff then chase and enter responses into the school’s database to be ready for use by teachers.  

This discovery phase would deliver

  • Research into the user needs for schools
  • Research into the user needs for parents and guardians.
  • A prototype process for a schools GDPR service.
  • Prototype patterns for the front end of a GDPR service.
  • Descriptions of which types of technology would need to be used.

In summary we would like to discover how to transform a manual process to reduce the administrative burden on schools and parents, to ensure schools are GDPR compliant.

  • Digital leadership training (for council leaders, service managers or senior executives)
  • Digital and agile awareness
  • Introduction to user research

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  1. As Senior IG Officer (Schools DPO), Blackburn with Darwen Council:

    We currently provide a Schools DPO service via SLA to approx. 60 schools in our Borough and photo consents are something schools are keen to get right.

    We would be interested in being involved in any development into making the process of capturing photo consents, and any information management/gathering processes, more streamlined.

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