Data Protection and Privacy

The Circle Trust recognises and accepts its responsibilities to ensure that personal information is dealt with correctly and securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the Data Protection Act 2018 and other related legislation. This applies to information regardless of the way it is collected, used, recorded, stored and destroyed, and irrespective of whether it is held in paper files or electronically. All employees involved with the collection, processing and disclosure of personal data will be aware of their duties and responsibilities by adhering to these guidelines

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Subject Access Requests Outside of Term Time

A request for information may be received during or less than one month prior to a school holiday.  Where a request is made prior to a holiday period the School will seek to respond prior to that holiday commencing, however where this is not possible then the School will inform the requester that this is the case.

Requests for information received during extended holiday periods may not be able to be responded to within the one month response period.  The School will in those circumstances send out an initial acknowledgement of the request as set out in Annex 1 of the Schools procedures, followed by a further acknowledgement as soon as possible following commencement of the next term setting out details of when a full response will be provided (being not more than one month of commencement of that term).