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10 May 2016

Data Protection

The European Parliament has formally approved the EU's general data protection reform package, which includes General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The final text of the GDPR was published in the EU Official Journal on 4 May and will come into force 20 days after this date. The provisions will take effect on 25 May 2018.

The GDPR is going to introduce significant reform to data protection law and the best thing schools can do to prepare is to ensure they are complying with the current law and ICO guidance (which is being updated with the new Regulation in mind). ISC linked to several updated ICO publications in last month’s report and schools might also like to keep an eye on the ICO’s dedicated GDPR microsite: https://dpreform.org.uk/

There are some matters that are to be decided by member states’ own regulators so schools should not be tempted to get training too early. ISC will be following the progress of the GDPR and endeavour to work with DCMS and the ICO to ensure that clear information is disseminated to schools.

7 Mar 2017 School Regulation and Inspection

School Regulation and Inspection - update March 2017

Apprenticeship levy, sex and relationships education, wealth screening, common standard reporting for charities, general data protection regulations, careers guidance for schools, teacher recruitment and retention, teacher workload and NCS.

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2 Feb 2017 School Regulation and Inspection

School Regulation and Inspection - update February 2017

New fundraising regulator, apprenticeship levy, charity law round up, Migratory Advisory Committee report, HMRC to go digital with its anti-money laundering activity, DfE guidance on buying, new governance handbook and competency framework and more.

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12 Jan 2017 School Regulation and Inspection

School Regulation and Inspection - update January 2017

Inquiry into education and promoting emotional well-being of pupils, Fundraising Regulator, Malpractice in A levels and GCSEs, Charities and breach of information law, Commission on religious education (CoRE), Apprenticeship levy consultation

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2 Dec 2016 School Regulation and Inspection

School Regulation and Inspection - update December 2016

Autumn Statement, Insurance, Inspections pilots, Inspections pilots, Consultations affecting charities, Charity law, Ministry of Defence Accredited Schools Database, Tax free childcare, General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), DfE census data

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4 Nov 2016 School Regulation and Inspection

School Regulation and Inspection - update November 2016

Schools that work for everyone consultation, Children missing education, Tax free childcare, Inspection.

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13 Dec 2016

ISC’s response to “Schools that work for everyone”

ISC has responded to the consultation “Schools that work for everyone”. Our consultation response can be viewed.

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6 May 2015

Childcare and Schools fact sheets

Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act: Childcare and Schools fact sheets from the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills.

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1 Dec 2014

Proposed New Independent School Standards

Government consultation response from the Department for Education.

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