GDPR for School Governors

School governors carry out a vital role in ensuring that their school uses pupil and staff data properly and safety. What data protection risks should a governor be looking out for? Where do schools go wrong, and what can a governor do to keep their school on the right side of the law? What do governors need to do to be safe in their own role? What are their personal responsibilities?

This is a practical, entertaining course designed to help governors keep their schools running safely and lawfully.


  • What are the biggest risks for a school’s use of personal data?
  • Where should I store data?
  • What are my liabilities?
  • Making sure the school shares data appropriately
  • Questions to ask your DPO about how the school uses data
  • How to carry out a DP audit of your school
  • Dealing with parents and volunteers