The GORSE Academies
Trust has…and they’re liking it. The Strategic Lead Officer for the
Trust, commented, ‘Leeds City Council’s training is striking the right
balance for his staff between knowledge of GDPR and understanding
their responsibilities on a day to day basis’. The Trust implemented
the Data Protection eLearning for Schools in January 2020, the
training formed part of a wider ongoing programme of data protection
training for all Trust staff.
The Data Protection eLearning for Schools course developed by Leeds
City Council combines factual information with relevant, school-based
scenarios designed to make staff think about decisions they have to
make when processing personal data. It is interactive throughout and
has a short quiz at the end to test for comprehension.
In these difficult times there are many issues to be aware of, not
least the continual and ever-present threat of cybercrime; this is
addressed in detail in one the modules available to staff, as well as
advice on what constitutes a data breach, what to do in the event of
one, and, crucially at the moment, the implications for staff who work
from home as well as in a school setting.
Carol Dunn, the Principal Information
Training Officer involved in the development of the eLearning, says,
‘We’ve tried to make the training as user-friendly as possible,
presenting information about responsibilities within the law and
real-life situations which staff are likely to come across. Feedback
has been very positive, with staff remarking on the attractive
presentation and realistic nature of the scenarios.’
To find out more, contact Leeds City Council, Information Management
and Governance, by emailing: IGSolutions@leeds.gov.uk.