Security guidance

"We all have a responsibility to ensure that personal data is processed fairly and lawfully; individuals are informed about why we are processing their data and it is protected and securely destroyed when no longer needed.
From April 2010 the Information Commissioner can impose a fine of up to £500,000 for information security breaches."
--- Excerpt from Data Protection Day article posted on Newham Intranet on 28/01/2010 by Information Governance ---

Your school will collect, hold and use a lot of information about individuals such as pupils, parents or guardians, and staff. This is known as personal data. Personal data is protected under English Law under the Data Protection Act (1998). It is your responsibility to comply with this act.

Headteachers

Is my school meeting data security recommendations? (All Schools)
Are my servers secure? (All Schools)
Checking Your Schools ICO Registration (All Schools)
SIMS Data Extraction (In Brief All Schools)
SIMS Data Extraction (Further Details All Schools)
Yearly Checklist (All Schools)
Head Teachers Data Security Guidance (All Schools)

Teachers

Admin staff

Backing up data on the Admin Server (Nursery, Primary and Special Schools)
Data Security for Admin Staff (All Schools)
Remote Working User Agreement (Nursery, Primary and Special Schools)
Unique Pupil Numbers (UPNs) (All Schools)

Headteachers and Admin staff

SIMS Account Management (All Schools)
Records Management (All Schools)

Network Managers

Account Management (Secondary Schools)

NPW SBTs and Network managers

Backing up data on the Curriculum Server (Nursery, Primary and Special Schools)

Posters

Demo Files