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Kingsbury
High School

BECOMING A STUDENT AT KHS

Welcome to the community that is Kingsbury High School. You now join the hundreds of families who have had a long and positive working relationship with KHS. We sincerely hope that you too will forge strong links with us over the next five to seven years, working with us to maximise your child’s success. Along with many other parents you will have concerns, questions and worries about your child joining such a large school. Fear not, this guide has been assembled to answer most of your questions and allay your anxieties. We would like to thank the parents and staff who have helped compile the questions and answers contained in this Parents’ Handbook. 

Consent Form (Must be completed)

Please complete the Consent Form by 14th May 2021.

Day to Day at the school

How should I communicate with the school?

Contact your child’s form tutor. Your child will see their Form Tutor each day. 
Contact the Year Leader by letter, phone or email.
For any major issues you can contact them by phone from 8.30am through to 4.00pm. If they are not available, leave a voicemail with your phone number and they will try to contact you within 24 hours.

How does the school help my child make the transfer?

Even before your child joins the school, a number of activities have been arranged to make the transition easier. 

Most children have visited the school for a morning. They had a special lesson and, during a circle time session, an opportunity to ask questions that concerned them.
Many of the children will have been involved in the Junior School Sporting Challenge run at Kingsbury, where they played team games against other pupils joining from other schools.
One evening before the end of term, the year group come into school to meet their Form Tutors and their new form group. They get a chance to ask questions and see all the faces that they will meet on the first day.
On the first day of term, they get a special timetable to work with their Form Tutor including finding their way around and understanding the timetable. They explore the dining hall system, have their first assembly and then go home a little early.

How does my child’s Tutor Group work?

The pupils will be in Tutor Groups for registration and most of their subjects. These 12 mixed ability groups will come together most days with their Form Tutor and will remain together as they move up through the school. This allows continuity in the children’s time at the school so that, even if they change teaching set, they will still be in the same Tutor Group. The Form Tutor will act as a point of contact if you have any concerns or worries. 

How do I know what is going on with my child’s schooling?

Letters will be sent home via email, so it is very important the school has your correct email 
address. Further information is available on the school website. You can also use the SIMS Parent App to find out how your child is getting on in school, details about how to register for 
this will follow in September.  In addition, homework will be set using Show My Homework and 
parents will be given login details for this in September. 

What will my child study? 

Details about the Transition Stage curriculum can be found on the school website. 

Details about all the subjects we teach are available here.

How will I know my child’s timetable? 

On the first day of the school year, all pupils are provided with a paper copy of their timetable. We would encourage parents to ask for the paper copy once it has been copied.  

What is the structure of the school week?

There will be 5 lessons a day and Start the Day Right giving 25 hours of taught time a week. Two assemblies a week take place during Start the Day Right (form time), one with the Student Support team and one with a member of the Senior Leadership Team. 

The full day plan is available from the school website.

When is the school building open? 

The site opens to pupils at 08.15am. Students should arrive no later than 08.35am. Students 
arriving late will sit a 20-minute lunchtime detention on the same day. If they fail to attend their lunchtime detention, then they will sit a 60-minute detention at the end of the day. Breakfast is available from the canteen. 

Unless pupils are involved in a supervised club or activity, they should be off the school site by 3.45pm. The school cannot be responsible for their supervision after that time. 

How much homework should I expect for my child? 

Homework is an integral part of the course of study and is where parents can really contribute to the learning of their children and you should expect some work most evenings.  
Extended project type work will be set by most subjects over the year. Details will be shared with parents at the start of the year on the school website. 
Parents’ active participation in supporting homework is very helpful. Helping with research sources or just checking quality of presentation are much appreciated by the school. If you have concerns about homework, please contact your child’s Form Tutor in the first instance. 

Cashless Canteen and Payments 

Kingsbury operates as a cashless school. Parents are provided with a ParentPay account and all payments for lunches and trips, etc. are paid from this account. We have had very positive feedback from parents that they feel their children are safer not carrying cash and they feel happier knowing what their children are eating from the full details available from the online account. 

Packed Lunches and Free School Meals 

Packed lunches should be provided in sealed containers and are eaten in the Year 7 dining hall. 
Pupils may supplement their lunch with purchases from the canteen. Pupils purchasing lunches from the canteen may buy food at break as well as lunchtime. A full range of food items are 
available including meal of the day, salads, sandwiches, baguettes, pizza and baked potatoes with fillings. A copy of the prices are available from the canteen and on the school website. 

Families entitled to Free School Meals must complete an online application form at: 
www.brent.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals 

Any queries should be addressed to Brent School Admissions on 020 8937 3110. Each pupil’s ParentPay account is credited with the cost of a main meal (not including snacks) each day which entitles them to the meal of the day or a selection of alternative meals. A meal must have protein and carbohydrate so pupils cannot just buy drinks. These daily funds are not carried through to the next day, parents are welcome to top up their child’s account so they can make small additional purchases. 

How can you help the school? 

It is absolutely essential that the school has the following information (which is kept confidential):
Any medical condition your child has, e.g. asthma, epilepsy and severe allergies. The school is able to keep and provide the medication to the pupil as and when required. This is administered by a qualified First Aider.
At least two accurate home, work and mobile telephone number and email address in order to contact you during the school day IN CASE OF EMERGENCIES.

Good Communication 

The successful education of your child relies on a three way partnership between you, your child and the school. To be most effective good communication is vital. 

The health and safety of your child

If your child has an accident in school, we will contact you or a family member immediately. Please make sure the school office is kept informed of all changes to home telephone numbers, work   numbers and mobile numbers. Any changes not passed on to the school could mean us being unable to contact you in an emergency. 

If you have concerns do not let them build up.
Contact the school and let us help to sort the matter out with you.

Keep yourself informed

The school regularly sends home information/letters etc. by email. Most information relating to the whole school is also published on the school website. Calendars, curriculum information, etc. are all available 24 hours a day from www.kingsburyhigh.org.uk.   

Mobile Phones 

As with all valuable property, mobile phones should not be brought to school. The school will not be held responsible for lost or stolen phones/personal stereos. Staff will not take them for safe keeping. Phones and electronic equipment may not be used whilst students are at school. If you want your daughter/son to carry a mobile phone for use after school then it must remain switched off during lesson time and it is not to be used anywhere inside the school building.

The reasons they may not have it switched on include:
It is not appropriate to make or receive calls or SMS texts during the day. 
Even if the phone is on silent, it can be used to take pictures or films and this is an invasion of other people’s privacy. 

The unauthorised taking of pictures or films anywhere in school is strictly prohibited. 

Students seen with a mobile phone switched on will have the incident logged and, if repeated, it will be confiscated until a parent comes to the school to collect it.  

Property and Money 

Pupils should not bring anything valuable to school. Hours can be wasted trying to find lost or      stolen property or money. Money should never be left unattended in jacket pockets. In PE there are a number of small free lockers for storage of valuables. Pupils just need a good quality padlock to secure their valuables during lessons. 
If you need a locker, these are available at a one off cost of £25. 

Term Dates

Our term dates are available from the school website.

 

Uniform & Essential items

Our  Uniform webpage lists all the uniform and PE kit clothing items that are needed for Year 7 and 8 students.

Our Essential Equipment webpage lists the equipment your child needs. 

Attendance

Did you know? 
Educational Research and Government Figures show that the most influential factor that affects a child’s education is attendance at school. 

Your child’s attendance is monitored every week by the school and a Brent Education Welfare 
Officer. Most people, when questioned, thought that 93% and above is a good figure for attendance.   

However did you realise:
That’s nearly half a day absent each week!  
That’s three and a half weeks off school in the year! That’s a whole term lost over 5 years! 

Academic Research suggests that 17 days (7%) missed from school at Key Stage 4 equates to a drop of a FULL GCSE grade.

How can you help your child achieve maximum success?

Support them to achieve 100% attendance.
Take a caring but firm line with illness. Habits learned now will be for life and we all have to go into work when we are a bit off-colour.
Whenever possible, make dental/hospital appointments outside the school day (try to use school holidays).
Encourage and set a high standard for punctuality. 3 minutes late for each lesson is a total of 3 days lost in a year!
Monitor your child’s attendance percentage. What was it last year? (it’s in their end of year report). Monitor it live, online, using ePortal. If it falls below 95%, your child WILL underperform!
Any queries can be dealt with via email khsattendance@kingsburyhigh.org.uk

What you need to do if your child is off school?

Ring the school as early as possible (MUST be before 9.30 am)
020 8206 3000
020 8206 3030 (Lower School Office)
Voicemail will offer ‘Press 1 to report an absence’
Please speak clearly and give your child’s name and form and brief details of the reason for absence.
If the absence continues, please ring daily to re-confirm the on-going absence.
On the day of return, provide at note for the reason of your child’s absence. 

What we will do if your child is off school?

If we have not had a phone call by 9.30am, we will send an SMS text message to your mobile asking you to call.
We may well call as a follow-up if your child is off for more than a few days.
If you fail to notify us of absences then, each half-term, you will receive details in a letter which we will require you to sign and return.
If you don’t contact us, we may report your child missing to the Educational Welfare Service.

Can I take my child out of school during term-time? 

The simple answer is NO! New regulations came into force in 2013/14 stating that no extended holidays should be granted and the Local Authority Educational Welfare Department should be informed and they are empowered to issue fixed penalty notice fines.

Absences

If your child is sick: 
Phone the school on every day of sickness giving the child’s full name and form and reason for absence,
Give your child a note explaining their absence on their return,
If we have not heard from you, the school will text you on the first day of absence as a reminder to confirm the absence and to ensure you know your child has not arrived. 

What if my child’s attendance drops below 95%?

Start to worry and work out why. 
The school will be monitoring attendance more thoroughly and may not accept absences without proof (appointment cards, doctors notes, etc.) 
If attendance falls significantly, then you and your child will automatically be referred to the Brent Educational Welfare Service. Once involved, the Educational Welfare Officer will 
monitor your child’s attendance and they are in a position to impose court orders if the 
situation does not improve. 

Checklist for managing absence

Is your child so ill that they need to be off school?
Ring the school as soon as possible (must be before 9.30am).
If the absence continues, ring daily to re-confirm the absence.
On the day of return, write a note or make an entry in their School Planner.

On a regular basis, check your child’s attendance (available online) 

Remember: 
Maximum Attendance = Maximum Potential for Success

 

Rewards & Consequences 

The school has a rewards and consequence programme in place called Behaviour for Learning – B4L.  

Pupils are given credits for excellent work in the classroom and commitment to school life. There are also regular rewards assemblies to highlight and celebrate excellent contributions from pupils. 

The Consequences (C) range from an initial concern to C5. C1 and C2 are given for lateness, 
incorrect uniform, lack of equipment or low-level or continued disruption in the lesson. C2 will result in a detention. 

Further details of the rewards and consequences system is available on the next page and the school website. 

Rights Respecting School & Bullying

How does the school deal with bullying?
 
Kingsbury High School is a silver awarded, UNICEF Rights Respecting School. Our ethos is one of togetherness, of warmth, openness and inclusivity, a feeling that we care for each other, that we treat each other with humanity, that collectively we are strong enough to face challenges and retain our integrity.  
A zero tolerance approach will be taken towards bullying. Bullying is defined as the repetitive, 
intentional harming of one person or group by another person or group, where the relationship 
involves an imbalance of power.  Bullying, therefore, is very clearly contrary to Kingsbury High School values and is taken very seriously.

Students:
Can report bullying to any staff member at any time, in person or via email –                       speakout@kingsburyhigh.org.uk 
Can report bullying on behalf of another to any staff member at any time, in person or via the anti-bullying email 

Parents/Carers:
Can report bullying by contacting their child’s form tutor or year leader in the first instance or using the school’s anti-bullying email address - speakout@kingsburyhigh.org.uk 

How the school investigates allegations of bullying:
Initial statements will be taken by the Year Leader or the B4L team; these will include both the victim, perpetrator and any witnesses.  CCTV evidence may also be utilised where possible.
Year leaders will use the statements to try to establish the facts.  Evidence will then be discussed with Senior Leaders.

How bullying is dealt with:
It is hoped that the vast majority of bullying can be dealt with by parental involvement, restorative justice and the application of a sanction in line with our behaviour policy.

Year leaders will: 

  • Meet both victim/perpetrators to inform them of the actions that will be taken
  • Contact the parents/carers of both the victim(s) and perpetrator(s) to request a meeting where they will be informed of the actions to be taken
  • Ensure a restorative justice meeting has taken place

Subsequent instances of bullying will each result in an exclusion (depending on where the student currently sits on the behaviour tiers chart), further parental involvement, further restorative justice and the perpetrator will complete a project on anti-bullying.  Police and/or the Safeguarding Team may also need to be involved in the process in some instances.

Privacy Notice & Consent Declaration

Why are we giving this to you?
As your school we need to use information about you. We do this for a number of reasons. This form tells you what information we use about you and why we use it.  It is very important that         information about you is kept safe. We explain below how the school keeps your information safe.
If you want to know anything about what we do with information about you then please ask your teacher, or speak to your parents/carers and ask them to contact the school. The school wants you to feel free to ask any questions at all.

We also have a person called the Data Protection Officer who works for the school. They can 
answer any questions you have about what the school does with your information. If you or your parents/carers want to speak to them, then you can do at:
DPO.Lantos@bsp.london

Policy Statement

During your time with us, we will use information that we have about you for various purposes. The information we have is called “personal data” which  we get from you directly and data about you which we get from other people and organisations. We keep some of your personal data for a period of time after you have left the school. Anything that we do with your personal data is called “processing”.
This document tells you what personal data we will have about you, why we process that data, who we share this information with, and the rights you have.

What information do we use about you?

  • Name    
  • Telephone and email contact details    
  • Date of Birth
  • Address
  • Assessment information
  • Details of previous/future schools
  • Unique pupil number
  • Behaviour information  
  • Language(s)
  • Nationality
  • Country of birth    
  • If you are entitled to  free school meals
  • Photographs    
  • Attendance information    
  • CCTV images

We will also have and use some information about you which is special “special category personal data” and we will take extra care to make sure that this is kept safe:

  • Racial or ethnic origin    
  • Religious beliefs    
  • Special educational needs and disability  information
  •  Medical / health information
  • Genetic and biometric data    
  • Information relating to keeping you safe
  • Gender
  • Age    
  • Dietary requirements

Where do we get this information from?

We get this information from:

  • You
  • Your parents/carers, and other children’s parents/carers
  • Teachers and other staff
  • People from other organisations, like doctors or social services for example

Why do we use this information?

We use this information for lots of reasons, including:

  • To make sure that we give you a good education and to support you through this
  • To make sure that we are able to support any educational, health or social needs you have 
  • To make sure everyone is treated fairly and equally
  • To keep you and everyone at the school safe and secure
  • To deal with emergencies involving you
  • To celebrate your achievements
  • To provide reports and extra information to your parents/carers 

Some of these things we have to do by law. Other things we do because we need to so that we can run the school.
Sometimes we need permission to use your information. This includes taking pictures or videos of you to be used on our website or in the newsletter. Before we do these things we will ask you or if necessary your parent/carer for permission.

Why do we use special category personal data?

We may need to use the information about you which is special (mentioned above) where there is special reason to do so, for example health and social care purposes or to make sure you have equal opportunities and treatment. We will also use this information where you have given us 
permission to do so.  
There may be times when we need to use your information because of legal claims, or to protect you when you are unable to provide your consent.  

How long will we hold information about you?

We will hold information about you only for as long as necessary. How long we need to hold on to any information will depend on the type of information. Where you change school we will usually pass your information to your new school.

Who will we share pupil information with?

We may share information about you with:
Other schools or places of education you may attend or require support from, Local Authorities, to help them with their responsibilities in relation to education, training, youth support and safeguarding.
Government Departments as required by the law.
People and Companies who provide a service to the school, such as school meal providers or external tutors.

Keeping this information safe

It is very important that only people who need to use your information can see it. The school keeps you information safe by: 
Storing personal data held electronically in password protected electronic systems operated on the school site and protected from external access by modern ‘firewall’ systems.
Storing personal data on hard copy documents in locked filing cabinets in offices that are locked overnight

Your rights about your information 

You can ask to see the information we hold about you. If you wish to do this you should contact your Year Leader or the School’s Data Protection Officer, Matthew Lantos at DPO.Lantos@bsp.london. (Note, Mr Lantos is not actually based at the school).

You also have the right to:
•    Object to what we are doing with your information
•    Have inaccurate or incomplete information  about you changed
•    Ask us to stop doing certain things with your information in some cases
•    Ask that decisions about you are not made using automatic systems
•    Claim against the school in certain circumstances where you have suffered as a result of the         school breaching your data protection rights.

If you feel it necessary to do any of the above, you can speak with your Year Leader or the School’s Data Protection Officer (contact details above). The School does not have to meet all of your requests and we will let you know where we are unable to do so.

Concerns

If you are concerned about how we are using your personal data then you can speak with your Year Leader, or if necessary you or your parent/ carer can contact an outside agency - the Information Commissioner’s Office who could also help at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/.

The school aims to work in close partnership with parents and prides itself on not hiding information in small print. The Government asks us to gain consent from parents for certain parts of our work; we would ask you to read the information below (We will be asking you to complete a Consent Declaration later this year).  Please keep this information for future reference. 

School trips and visits

The school is rightly proud of all the extra-curricular trips and visits that we are able to offer to enrich the learning opportunities of our pupils and we consider them an essential part of the successes that we achieve for our pupils. 

Unless a school trip or visit forms part of an examination, all trips are funded by voluntary 
contributions from parents/carers. There is no obligation to make a contribution and, if you choose not to, your child will not be treated any differently. However, should we not get enough contributions then the trip will be cancelled. 
Parents who are facing financial hardship or are in receipt of state support can sometimes be helped by the school; parents should write to the Headteacher outlining their circumstances. A copy of the school’s charging policy is available on the school website. 

Bringing valuable items to school 

The school provides free mini-lockers for pupils to secure their valuables for a full day or in lessons where they need to change, i.e. PE and Dance. Pupils will need to use a good quality personal  padlock to secure the mini-lockers, preferably one with a combination to avoid the need for a key. The school does not accept any responsibility for lost or stolen items of value that pupils choose to bring into school. 

School counsellors 

The school is proud to be able to offer a range of counselling services which are confidential         between the young person and the counsellor. As young people develop, they may well gain hugely from being able to share their worries or discuss matters which they would find too difficult to raise with a parent or friend. 

Whenever possible, parental knowledge and consent will be obtained because the outcomes of counselling are generally regarded to be more effective where parents are supportive of the 
process. 

The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy says young people have a right to
access counselling without their parents’ consent or against their parents’ wishes if they are        considered to be ‘Gillick competent’.  The assessment of ‘Gillick competency’ will take into account: 

  • The maturity of the child or young person 
  • Whether the young person demonstrates sufficient intelligence and understanding to enable him or her to understand what is being proposed, i.e. counselling 
  • Whether the young person demonstrates sufficient intelligence and understanding of the consequences of his or her actions
     

Safeguarding 

At Kingsbury High School, we recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued.  
We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that 
children receive effective support, protection and justice. If the school believes that a child is at risk, the appropriate outside agencies will be contacted. The school will take a professional decision as to whether it is appropriate to inform parents at that stage or to await advice from the agency concerned.

Collective worship

Schools are required by law to provide a daily act of collective worship. However, if the Headteacher of the school considers that it is inappropriate for this to be “wholly or mainly of a broadly Christian character”, the Governors can apply, after consulting with parents, to the local SACRE for a “determination”.   

Kingsbury High School has been granted a determination, which means that our approach can be multi-faith in nature. All pupils take part in this through weekly assemblies and during the 
daily Form Tutor time. Parents may withdraw their child from collective worship. However, Kingsbury High School aims to provide a form of collective worship that is acceptable to all parents, pupils and teachers. 

Email and SMS messages to parents

The school aims to communicate as effectively as we can with all parents and, as part of that     commitment, we use email to send home all general school letters and any relevant information which might benefit parents, i.e. sports activities being run by Brent for residents, etc.  We will not use it for any form of general advertising or SPAM. We use Secondary Contact, an external web-based system which is part of the Keep Kids Safe project, to manage parent email addresses. They are fully registered with the Data Protection Register. We also use Secondary Contact to manage parent mobile phone numbers so that we can send SMS text messages to inform you of absences and other events. 

Please ensure the email address and mobile phone number provided to the school are kept 
up-to-date at all times. 

Please see the enclosed Privacy Notice for parents for further information about the way the school handles your personal data.

Biometric Finger Scans

Under the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012, which gained Royal Assent and was implemented in September 2013, parents must give their consent before a child’s biometric data can be used and it must comply with data protection principles as set out in the Data Protection Act 2018. The school must provide alternative means for accessing services where a parent or pupil has refused consent. 

Kingsbury is a cashless school and pupils use their thumb to uniquely identify themselves at the tills. The cashless system we use is based on the latest biometric finger recognition technology. This technology does not store the fingerprint but converts the image of the finger into a series of letters and numbers which are then stored as the individual’s identifier code. After the code is generated, the original finger scan is deleted. Full finger images are not used or stored. 
Finger codes are not essential for our cashless system but, unlike other identification methods, they cannot be lost, damaged or stolen and this is why we use this technology. In the future we may consider using the same technology to register pupils when they arrive at school. 

Parents should indicate if they are providing this consent when they complete the enclosed Pupil Personal Data Consent form. If you do not wish to provide this consent we can issue a PIN code instead. However, please remember that a PIN code can be compromised and we cannot be held responsible if the PIN code is misused.

School trips and visits 

The school is rightly proud of all the extra-curricular trips and visits that we are able to offer to enrich the learning opportunities of our pupils and we consider them an essential part of the successes that we achieve for our pupils. 

Unless a school trip or visit forms part of an examination, all trips are funded by voluntary 
contributions from parents/carers. There is no obligation to make a contribution and, if you choose not to, your child will not be treated any differently. However, should we not get enough contributions then the trip will be cancelled. 

Parents who are facing financial hardship or are in receipt of state support can sometimes be helped by the school; parents should write to the Headteacher outlining their circumstances. A copy of the school’s charging policy is available on the school website. 

Consent for school trips and other off-site activities
Written consent from parents will not be requested for pupils to take part in the majority of off-site activities organised by the school; most of these activities take place during school hours and are a normal part of a child’s education at school. However, parents will be told where their child will be at all times and of any extra safety measures required. For all longer trips, we will still ask for signed consent from parents. 

The school will send you information about each trip or activity before it takes place. You can, if you wish, tell the school that you do not want your child to take part in any particular school trip or activity. 

Medical information

Please note it is your responsibility to ensure that the school is kept informed of any medical 
information that might impact a child’s health during a visit or activity.

Sex Education 

Sex and Relationship Education is about physical, moral and emotional development. It is about the importance of stable and loving relationships including marriage for family life, and about respect, love and care. Sex and relationship education provides pupils with factual knowledge and an understanding of the influences on young people, encouraging them to be aware of the options open to them and to take charge of decisions about their own behaviour. 
The school has a statutory duty to teach Sex Education and our programme provides knowledge about the processes of reproduction and human growth as part of the Science curriculum. All pupils must follow this programme. 

As part of the PSHE curriculum, the school encourages the acquisition of skills and attitudes that allow pupils to manage their relationships in a responsible and healthy manner and provides them with parenting skills for later in life. The programme is delivered within a moral framework. Parents have the right to withdraw their children from this part of the PSHE curriculum and alternative arrangements will be made for their children’s supervision. The request to withdraw must be made in writing to the Headteacher.

Paying for Meals

Kingsbury High School has a system for paying for meals which uses fingerprint recognition. The system works by a person placing their finger or thumb on an electronic scanner which matches their fingerprint with the print record held within the school’s meal payment system. Fingerprints are stored digitally in an electronic file on the school’s central computer network. Access to this file is restricted by password protection and the network as a whole is protected by modern firewall software. The fingerprint is stored until one month after you leave the school.

Photography and Publication of pupil images

At Kingsbury High School, we take the issue of child safety very seriously and this includes the use of pupil images in all forms. Including images of pupils in publications, the local press and on the school website can be very motivating for the pupils involved and provides a good opportunity to promote the work of the school. 

Occasionally, we take photographs of the pupils, because as a school we are very proud of the achievements of all of our pupils, and we want to be able to celebrate these achievements both within Kingsbury High School and with others. We may also want to report on special events which involve our pupils, such as visits from well know people and involvement in activities such as sports. We may use these images in our publicity or the school’s prospectus or in other printed publications as well as on our website. We may also make video or webcam recordings for school-to-school conferences, monitoring or other educational use.  

From time to time, our school may be visited by the media who will take photographs or film footage of a visiting dignitary or other high profile event. Pupils will often appear in these images, which may appear in local or national newspapers, websites or on televised news programmes. When these have been submitted to or taken by the media Kingsbury High School has no control over these.
  
To comply with the Data Protection Act 2018, we need your permission before we can photograph or make any recordings of your child. Parents should indicate if they are providing this consent when they complete the Consent Declaration Form. It is the parent’s responsibility to ensure that the child is informed if they have not given this consent and the pupil must bring this to the notice of anyone who is using any method of visual recording. Children over 13 years old may provide and withdraw their consent for this type of data processing.

We have put the following measures in place to protect your child:

The aim of the photographs and videos is to celebrate your son’s and daughter’s achievements and share this through our website, social media platforms and published media

  • We will always ensure that anything we publish shows your child in a true light
  • We will ensure all pupils are dressed appropriately when taking photographs and videos
  • We will store images on the school’s central computer network with access controlled by passwords restricted to authorised employees of Kingsbury High School and protected by modern firewall software.