In November 2021, Ardfinnan National School engaged Ark to work with their school leaders and key stakeholders towards GDPR compliance.
Over the course of 4 weeks, we were able to address all areas of GDPR with the school.
The General Data Protection Regulations is a difficult piece of legislation to implement in any organisation, let alone a school.
There is a lack of available time, expertise, and focus on this topic to make a meaningful impact on GDPR compliance.
Ark proposed an approach to engage school leaders and key stakeholders on GDPR.
Ark’s expertise would ensure the school could identify gaps in current systems and then implement a practical plan to achieve compliance.
GDPR Workshops were held with key stakeholders, including I.S.M, Office Staff and SEN to understand how the school handles data. Through these workshops, Ark advised and agreed on an action plan for each group.
The Policy Pack was then prepared, which included Data Protection & CCTV policies. Ark updated enrolment forms, established agreements with relevant 3rd parties and provided additional recourses to demonstrate GDPR Compliance.
Staff training then took place via our eLearning Platform – The Ark Academy™. This online training has brought the wider staff through their individual GDPR responsibilities in everyday teaching and learning.
Now, when the school needs GDPR advice, school leaders have same-day access to expertise, advice and opinion from a dedicated point of contact.
Our 4 Stage Process proved successful in addressing Ardfinnan National School’s GDPR obligations in a comprehensive manner. In less than 4 weeks, workshops were held, policies prepared, and a clear action plan developed.
In just 4 weeks, Ardfinnan National School were able to demonstrate GDPR compliance. From start to finish, school leaders and staff were fully supported by the Ark team.
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