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09/06/19

A fitting end to day one of our rewards trip! Followed by an early start today - fingers crossed for good weather! 🤞☀️ https://t.co/2ZPKvTisg7

09/06/19

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Amazing and very proud of Harris Garrard for the hard work and positive progress with our children.Many thanks to the school team and parents for the support.

09/06/19

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Congratulations to and Hurst who are through to next weeks Borough Kwik Cricket Finals

09/06/19

This is a joint trip for students at and our academy too, as a reward for students with an exceptional number of Harris Points. Find out more about our rewards scheme at https://t.co/M7O1YolVpx https://t.co/pIOShU2atZ

22/05/19

Thank you , , , and all the many people who made yesterday's Whittington Course such an success. Raising aspiration through 'behind the scenes' visits in London's financial district. Report and pics at https://t.co/wH7lqsWQbf https://t.co/kCbrG3gVRE

20/05/19

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8 shortlisted to find the best secondary school in the UK & we’re thrilled to be sponsors! Congratulations https://t.co/p9b2jQue3P https://t.co/vwoISnkYXc

20/05/19

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So proud of my school and the tireless hard work that the staff put in to make a genuinely positive difference to students’ lives! 🙌🙌 https://t.co/AmRbjQukPC

16/05/19

Absolutely delighted to be shortlisted! This is thanks to the hard work from students, staff and parents that support our school. 🤗 https://t.co/Cnb75O0Jpn

10/05/19

We're extremely proud of Judith, Year 7, who won a Literacy Award recently for her entry on the book 'Ruby Tanya'. Judith was presented with her award at Bexley Civic Office in an awards ceremony. Well done, Judith! Read more https://t.co/ebNAZjuQbx https://t.co/g2sRqZEIsM

09/05/19

8 out of 10 of our chicks have hatched so far and we can’t wait to handle them. Don’t forget to buy your raffle tickets from the office for a chance to name them! https://t.co/OAS2tj86eC

08/05/19

Happy Hatching Day to our first two chicks! Remember to buy a raffle ticket to win a chance to name them! Mr Shephard wants to call one ‘Piri Piri’ but we’re sure you can be more creative! https://t.co/3P2AJgJ5bo

08/05/19

Our eggs have arrived - we can’t wait to see them hatch! https://t.co/DmogYx0FFj

01/05/19

Really proud of Judith for being chosen as runner-up in the Literacy Awards for her piece inspired by reading Ruby Tanya. Congratulations! Thanks to for organising our entries. https://t.co/Clq37OjaS3

01/05/19

Glad to see others enjoying our Art Gallery space! Thanks to the art team for putting lots of work into updating and maintaining our gallery. https://t.co/SeXi6uI04x

26/04/19

Look at those crowds!! Not that our students were keen to throw wet sponges at members of the Senior Leadership Team... Follow the line to donate to Mr Wheatley’s marathon fund https://t.co/OjhebVonum https://t.co/9cA8JM4Gbn

23/04/19

First day back and year 11 are already stuck into a waking talking mock for English! https://t.co/G4d01F462T

05/04/19

Our year 12s spent Wednesday evening exploring their future options

03/04/19

Exciting scenes at our Knowledge Maestro competition today. Congratulations to the Enterprise and World Studies hubs for being victorious! https://t.co/WUPhri7ZbU

03/04/19

Our Sixth Form is proud to announce its first cohort of students, who will complete their Bronze Awards by the end of the Summer Term. Find out more at https://t.co/1uVwhYNcQS https://t.co/X7eBhy2Xct

03/04/19

From Rudolf Hess to Lady Jane Grey. Year 5 have been learning about famous prisoners in the . This lovely writing is by Debbie. Great drawing too. Loads more great learning for our primary phase students at https://t.co/RA6vmfdHiJ https://t.co/SIrR2yQZqN

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Posted on May 17th 2018

Data and Privacy - Message for Parents

Dear Parent / Carer

In light of the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into effect on 25 May 2018, I would like to take this opportunity to stress how important we consider the privacy of our students, their parents/carers, our staff, governors and any other person carrying out activities on behalf of the Academy. 

As I’m sure you are aware the collection, use and retention of personal data has come under intense scrutiny in recent weeks, most markedly with Facebook’s mishandling of some of its users’ data.  GDPR is going to go some way to ensure such scenarios don’t happen again, as the new regulation will force organisations to fundamentally change the way they process and handle data. It will have a far reaching impact and will apply to all organisations, big and small, including Academies such as ours. It is our responsibility, therefore, to ensure that the personal data we collect on your child/ward is being used fairly and lawfully, is accurate, is kept secure and is retained for no longer than is necessary.

We want to be totally transparent with you with regards how we use your child/ward’s data and as such we have updated our privacy notices, including a bespoke one for Parents and Carers.  You can access this at the following https://www.harrisgarrard.org.uk/124/foi-privacy-notice-complaints-amp-charging-policy/ but I’m also detailing a few headlines below:

Why do we keep personal data about our students?  We collect and use your child/ward’s personal data for a range of reasons, but will only collect it where the law allows us to. The main reasons for collecting your child/ward’s personal data is to enable us to provide outstanding education, which is in the public interest, and to comply with various legal obligations - many of which are laid down by the government’s Department of Education. 

Who do we share personal data with?  We share your child/ward’s data with various organisations such as the Local Authority, Department for Education and also third parties who supply us services, such as our Academy caterers for example.  We will only do so, though, if the law or our policies allow us to; where this is not the case we will approach you or your child/ward for consent. 

How long do we keep personal data for?  We will keep personal data about your child/ward while they are attending our Academy. We will also keep it beyond their attendance if this is necessary in order to comply with our legal obligations.  There are set guidelines on how long data can be held and we will not retain it for longer than necessary.

In summary, the privacy of your child/ward is very important to us and our Academy’s aim is to:

  • Regulate - collect only what we need, use it for the purpose it was collected and not keep it for longer than necessary.
  • Restrict - limit access to those who need it and keep it secure by a combination of improved technical protection measures and personal handling behaviours.
  • Respect - be clear with staff, students, parents/carers and other key individuals how we collect, store, share and use their personal data.

I appreciate some of you may find the recent focus on personal data a bit overwhelming, but I want to reassure you that the staff at our Academy will be absolutely scrupulous when is it comes to the handling, storage and deletion of your child/wards personal.

Yours faithfully

Mr Chris Everitt

Executive Principal