GDPR

We help schools keep their staff and student’s data safe and secure.

Problem

The General Data Protection Regulations is a difficult piece of legislation to implement in any organisation let alone a school. The lack of available time, expertise, and focus can really impact your school’s ability to meet its legal obligations.

Solution

Our experienced team has worked with over 200 schools on GDPR compliance projects. Our expertise and proven methodology will ensure your school can demonstrate compliance with the GDPR and meet your legal obligations.

Stage 1: GDPR Workshops

GDPR Workshops are held with key stakeholders including Management, Administration, SEN, Guidance Counsellors, Year Heads and Digital Learning Teams to understand how the school handles data. Through these workshops we’ll advise and agree an action plan for each group. 

Stage 2: Policy & Resource Pack

The Policy Pack for your school will include Data Protection, CCTV and AUP policies. We’ll update enrolment forms, put necessary agreements in place with 3rd parties and provide additional recourses to demonstrate GDPR Compliance.

Stage 3: Staff Training

Staff training then takes place via our Learning Platform – The Ark Academy™ designed specifically to bring staff through their individual GDPR responsibilities in everyday teaching and learning.

Stage 4: Retained Support

When you need advice or support how long do other service providers wait before coming back to you? We provide same-day advice and assistance to you for up to 12 months as standard (Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm).

Proven GDPR Methodology

The Ark Approach

Our 4 Stage Process has been proven to address your school’s GDPR obligations in a comprehensive manner. In less than 4 weeks, your school can be up to speed on all things GDPR.

Tailor-Made for the education Sector

Ad Hoc GDPR Services

At Ark, we work exclusively in the education sector. In addition to our comprehensive package of GDPR Services, we also offer a number of ad hoc services to support schools as needed. Ark can support you in dealing with:

  • Data Security Breaches
  • Subject Access Requests
  • New Technology Introduction
  • Data Security Audits

What Principals have to say

”I have said several times since September, that it was money well spent when we engaged Ark Services because I have such peace of mind over the minefield which Data Protection and GDPR has become since May 2018.”
Ms Maura Murphy
Principal - St. Mary's CBS Portlaoise
"Ark is the 'Go To' GDPR and Data Protection support for many schools and rightly so. The knowledge base of the team is comprehensive and detailed. Experience says you can have complete confidence in Ark Services."
Mr Simon Thompson
Principal - Kilkenny College

The Ark Academy™

Are your Staff Up to Date with GDPR Training?