Data Protection and General Data Protection Regulations

Cidari Multi Academy Trust is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses data in order to meet its data protection obligations under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

We have spent recent months working hard to understand the data we hold and undertaking a full data audit and mapping excercise across the entire organisation to get a clear picture of our processing activities.

The Trust has appointed Matt McIver as its data protection officer (DPO). The role of the DPO is to inform and advise the Trust on its data protection obligations. The DPO can be contacted at dpo@cidari.co.uk Questions about our policies, or requests for further information, should always be directed to the data protection officer in the first instance.

As part of its normal operation, the Trust will be required to share personal information about its employees, parents, pupils, volunteers, job applicants, governors and trustees with other organisations, mainly the Local Authorities, Department for Education, Education & Skills Funding Agency, Blackburn Diocese, other schools / educational bodies or potentially social services etc. This is classed as lawful basis to process personal data. For all our key stakeholders the Trust has a Privacy Notice explaining the type of data we hold, the reasons why and how it is processed. The privacy notices can be found through the menu links on this page or by clicking here.