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GDPR and your school

The new GDPR regulations are coming and schools need to start thinking about and planning for the new guidelines. The current Data Protection Act will be replaced by the new GDPR on 25th May 2018. GDPR has increased penalties for none compliance as well as tighter regulations around ICT Contracts etc.

You can find useful information and guidance around GDPR from here:

Information Commissioners Office

Or tools to help you prepare and manage your data processing from here


How Skooler can help

As a Microsoft partner with all of our services hosted and backed up in the Microsoft Azure cloud, Skooler is able to give all of it’s customers the reassurance they need that they’re working with a partner that can be trusted. You can access some of the Microsoft resources and information around GDPR here and there will be more information specifically for Education in due course.


A practical example

As we demo the unique features of Skooler and talk about how we’re helping teachers to save time and increase pupil engagement, it’s always great when we hear how schools are using tools to help them. An example is our messaging tool – a simple and effective way to publish messages to Parents and collate responses if you want them. We tend to talk about the usual ‘permission slips’ for a class trip or checking that parents have seen this weeks newsletter.





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It was great when one of our schools said they used the Messaging and Parent Response tool to keep track of parent consent for photographs. Schools are required to ask for permission to take and use photographs on the website or in school brochures, typically they capture this information on paper when your child joins the school.

With Skooler you can capture this information online using our messaging and response tool and a useful feature is that Parents can change their permission if their circumstances change.

Messaging and Response – just one Skooler feature that’s helping schools save time, paper and be responsible around data.

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