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Changes to Data Protection (2018)

Please find below a brief summary of each area we are asking you to consent to. Our full Privacy Statement and Data Protection Policy can be viewed under our Statement & Policies section in the 'About Us' menu. We would stress that nothing has changed in how we handle data and permissions, but we endeavour to offer full transparency and ensure you have the option to opt-out.

Thank you for your co-operation.

We request your consent to store your email address for the purpose of providing a log-in to the school Parent App, allowing your child's school reports and attendance information to be accessed by you. We may occasionally impart important information via email. Any school marketing, including the school magazine and newsletter, will also be distributed to the email address provided. You may unsubscribe from receiving the electronic marketing by emailing or following the unsubscribe link at the bottom of a marketing email. We recommend a personal email be provided wherever possible.

I give consent for my email address to be used as outlined above*

We request your permission for official school photographs to be taken for identification purposes on the school database and for purchase by parents. If we currently hold photography permission, this will remain in place unless you choose to opt-out below.

I give consent for official school photographs to be taken*

We request your permission for informal photographs/videos of your child to be taken during school activities (such as sports and performing arts events, school trips and themed days). Such photographs would be used for the purpose of sharing information about school activities via the Gazette, Highlights, the school's digital display, social media and the school website. Please be assured that child protection issues remain our utmost priority. If we currently hold photography permission, this will remain in place unless you choose to opt-out below.

I give consent for publicity photography/videos to be taken*

The school works closely with the Connexions service which provides information and support on a wide range of issues, including careers, personal development, health, life issues, volunteering and learning. Connexions is an integral part of our local authority, Southend Borough Council, and has a very strict set of protocols to which all staff adhere to along with stringent protection and safeguarding rules and processes. We provide Connexions with the basic details of all Year 9 students. If we currently hold permission for this, it will remain in place unless you choose to opt-out below.

I consent to the sharing of basic data with Connexions*

I confirm I have read and understood all of the above descriptors for which I am providing or withholding consent, and understand that I may alter by decision in writing at any time, by emailing

Please select one of the below*

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