GDPR – are you ready?

GDPR – are you ready?

With the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) coming into force in May 2018, preparations for understanding and adhering to the regulations are quite rightly a key focus for schools and companies alike.

In support of this, we are sponsoring a roadshow of seminars, focused specifically on GDPR for schools.

These targeted seminars, ‘Preparing for the New Data Protection Act (GDPR) – An Essential Legal Seminar for Schools’ will cover what is and isn’t changing, along with what you can prepare, in order to support your requirements for becoming GDPR compliant.

Take a look at the list of seminar topics:

  • What’s changing (and what’s not)
  • Ways to prepare: Data protection “audit” v “health check” and “Data Mapping”
  • Schools new obligations and individual legal rights
  • The role of the School Data Protection Officer – who should it be?
  • How GDPR affects school development, marketing, wealth profiling and alumni relations
  • Necessary amendments to data protection policies, consent mechanisms, terms & conditions, Acceptance Form
  • IT and data security
  • The effect on school procurement and contracts with service providers


  • Keynote Speaker and Panellist from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)
  • Paula Williamson, Solicitor at The Information Law Practice and Harrison Clark Rickerbys
  • Kristine Scott, Partner and Head of Education at Harrison Clark Rickerbys
  • Andy Barnes, ICT Director of Technology, Bryanston School
  • Guest Speakers*: Steve Cullen, Insight Management Services and Information Governance, Dr Chris Pounder, Director of Amberhawk, * Christopher Ellott, DPO at St Mary’s School, Ascot, Louise Bennett, IDPE plus other

*Guest speakers vary between the 3 different events so please check our Programme carefully before choosing your event

The Schedule of Events

  • London - 9th November 2017, The Law Society, London
  • Birmingham - 30th November 2017, Birmingham Repertory Theatre
  • Manchester - 27th March 2018, The Manchester Grammar School

Who Should Attend?

This course is suitable for the following roles: School Data Protection Practitioners, SBM’s, Bursars, SMT, ICT Directors, Data Managers and School Development Managers.

Booking your Place

To book your place on any of these seminars and see a full programme for the day, please see the event booking form here:

The cost of each seminar is £325.00 plus VAT, this includes a delegate pack, refreshments and lunch.