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Data Protection and GDPR for Teachers is aimed at teachers of all levels to quickly bring them up to speed with how UK data protection law applies to them.

As the “beating heart” of the school teachers routinely handle personal information all of the time, both within and away from school and from an array of different electronic devices. Because this module has been built by both data protection lawyers and teachers, it swiftly gets to grips with helping teachers understand when and how data protection rules are engaged specifically for them. Learning is far more efficient because you won’t be confronted with time wasting and irrelevant content.

This module identifies the common (and not so common) data protection “tripwires” that teachers face: how do I recognise and handle a Subject Access Request? I’ve emailed personal data to the wrong person, what do I do? Can I share pupil information with someone outside the school? What exactly counts as a data breach and what should I do if I see or suspect one? Can I refuse a request for a copy of a pupil reference? Do I really need consent to post a pupil image on Facebook? What is encryption and when does the law expect me to encrypt data?

Not for you? We have dozens of different data protection modules catering for different job roles in school. Explore the Tenjin Course Directory.

What’s Covered?

  • The key aspects of data protection law that teachers need to know;
  • Data protection “tripwires” that teachers face;
  • Answers the data protection burning questions teachers often ask;
  • Identifies the ways in which teachers usually breach data protection law and how to avoid them;
  • Sharing pupil information with other staff in school and third parties outside school;
  • Working from personally owned devices and away from school;
  • Links to key policies including your Privacy Notice and Data Protection Policy;
  • Key take away data protection messages.
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LENGTH:30 mins
SUBJECT:Data Protection and GDPR for Teachers
LEARNERS:Teachers, Trainee Teachers and Teaching Assistants
LEVEL:Learners should ideally have successfully completed the Data Protection and GDPR in School - Foundation Level (DP01i), or equivalent before doing this module.
RELATED MODULES:DP01i (Foundation Level)

Table of Contents


Introduction 2 minutes

Data Protection Basics - Refresher 3 minutes

Individual Rights 6 minutes

Keeping Personal Data Secure 7 minutes

Sharing Personal Data With Others 6 minutes

Working Remotely 4 minutes

Handling Data Protection Complaints and Personal Data Breaches 2 minutes