Data Protection


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the Data Protection Act and came into effect on 25th May 2018. The data protection laws needed to change because the old ones were out of date in today’s digital world. The GDPR was created to strengthen data protection for people within the EU. It aims to give individuals more control over their personal data and make it easier for them to access.

The Isle of Wight Education Federation is the data controller for the personal information you provide. The Isle of Wight Education Federation’s Data Protection Officer is the Head of Legal Services and Monitoring Officer and can be contacted at dpo@iow.gov.uk.

Your information will be used to enable us to provide an education for your child. Your data may be shared with the local authority, department for education and other third parties if we are required to do so by law. We will retain your details until your child reaches the age of 25 (or 30 for students with a statement/Education Health Care Plan).

Our Data Protection Policy and Privacy Notices can be viewed in the links below. All other policies are available on the Policies page of the website. For further details on how your information is used; how we maintain the security of your information; and your rights including how to access information we hold on you, and how to complain if you have any concerns about how your personal details are processed, please contact your child’s school in the first instance by telephone or email.