Photography in School – Guidance and Information
This guidance applies to the collection and use of images of any person who can be identified, whether they are a pupil, teacher, other employee, governor, visitor or parent.
For the purposes of this guidance, an image is a still or moving picture of a person who can be identified.
When a school captures a person’s image, weather it is by camera, CCTV, video, web camera or mobile phone, and that person can be identified, and then the image is likely to be considered personal data. This means the image must be processed in line with the data protection principles. ‘Processing’ means anything that is done to the image for example recording it, using it or sharing it.
At Highbury School we do allow parents to take video and photographs at school events. We ask parents to respect privacy and so photography at events is on the understanding that photographs that contain images of children other than their own will not be posted on the internet.
At the beginning of their child’s school year we issue a consent form to parent/carers requesting that as part of the Governments legislation (Every Child Matters) we have a responsibility to safeguard our pupils therefore if you wish to attend school activities and take photographs of your and other peoples children please take appropriate images, be sensitive to other people and try not to interrupt or disrupt concerts, performances and events.
Any photographs or video footage taken may only be used for personal use and must not be forward to other people or uploaded on to social media.
We issue parent/carers with a copy of our Use of Digital Images Policy within our e-safety policy along with parent/carer consent form.
At Highbury School:
The consent form issued to parent and carers can be altered at any time on contacting the school office on: 01484 716319