Photograph and Video Policy
Ormiston Meridian Academy is obliged to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 when it takes or publishes photographs of its students. The academy trust / academy will always try to act in the best interest of the students and, as far as it legally can, it will take parental preferences into account.
The Data Protection Act gives children rights over their own data when they are considered to have adequate capacity to understand. Most children will reach this level of understanding at around age 12. For this reason, for most students in a secondary school/academy, it will normally be up to the individual child to decide whether or not to be photographed. Where the academy considers that the child does not have the capacity to make such a decision the academy will act as it considers to be in the best interests of the child and in doing so will take account of any stated parental preference.
If you wish to express a preference for the academy to avoid taking or publishing photographs of your child in certain circumstances then please indicate your preferences using the attached form. If no preferences are expressed then we will act in accordance with the principles expressed in this policy.
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