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Elm Wood Primary School

Privacy & Data Protection

The European-wide General Data Protection Regulation is being incorporated into UK law and will apply even when we have left the European Union. The reason for it is that we all need protection from data theft and identity theft. This has become more widespread in recent years with so much data being collected for organisations, governments and social media. So the new law should help us to protect everyone; children, parents/carers and staff members at Elm Wood Primary School. One of the main demands of the new law is to ensure transparency about what data we collect, what we do with your data, who it is shared with and how long we keep records for.

This will be a developing part of the website to keep everyone updated on where we are up to as we try to be fully compliant with the law. As a start, to fully comply with requirements on Privacy Notices and Consent we are providing these at this section of our website. 

To find out more about the data collection requirements placed on us by the Department for Education (for example; via the school census) go to:

If you need to raise a concern about our use of your personal information to our Data Protection Officer please contact DPOSchools@Rochdale.Gov.UK or Information Governance Unit, Number One Riverside, Smith Street, Rochdale OL16 1XU


E-Safety Links

Within Elm Wood Primary School, pupils and staff will be subject to the E-Safety Policy as outlined at the foot of this page. This is to keep users safe, and allows the school to conform to General Data Protection Regulation.

Outside of the school, if you wish to obtain balanced information about a number of popular apps and games that children may often use, please navigate to the link below.

For further information on how to have conversations about online use for children, please navigate to the link below.


Operation Encompass

As part of Elm Wood School’s commitment to keeping children safe, we are proud to be part of Operation Encompass. Operation Encompass is a unique Police and education early intervention safeguarding partnership, which supports children and young people exposed to domestic abuse.

Being part of Encompass means our school will receive a notification from Greater Manchester Police before the start of the next school day when a child or young person has been involved in or exposed to a domestic abuse incident the previous day.  The information is given in confidence to the schools Key Adult and will enable us to provide the best possible support for the child.

The Key Adults at our school are Catherine Barron, Amy Hignett and Diane Cantello.  If you have any questions or wish to know more about our involvement in Operation Encompass, please do not hesitate to contact Catherine Barron – Headteacher 0161 287 0607