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Data Protection Officer continuous development programme with Dai Durbridge

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Our Data Protection Officer (DPO) continuous development programme provides DPOs with all they need to keep their knowledge up to date throughout the academic year, a key requirement of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). Delivered in collaboration with Optimus Education, the next development programme will commence in April 2021.

The course is led by education lawyer and GDPR expert Dai Durbridge, who has extensive experience advising schools and trusts on all GDPR issues. To date the Manchester-based partner has also provided foundation and GDPR update training to over 400 DPOs in schools and trusts across the country.

Delivered remotely in two-hour modules via video conferencing software, the interactive and engaging course will cover:

  • Managing subject access requests and redaction
  • Using CCTV compliantly and dealing with requests for footage
  • Revisiting lawful processing
  • Obtaining, recording and managing consent including for biometric data
  • Data minimisation - retention and destruction of personal data, retaining emails
  • Handling complex data breaches
  • Police requests for access to data
  • Sharing data safely and securely
  • Learning from recent data breaches and the official Information Commissioners Office advice
  • Outcomes focused staff training
  • Completing, using and improving Data Protection Impact Assessments
  • Reporting to the board
  • Exemplar best practice

The course provides seven two-hour learning sessions and five one-hour Q&A sessions for delegates to have their questions answered and issues discussed to ensure a personalised learning experience.

As a result of proactively engaging in this training programme, participants will maintain up-to-date knowledge on current data protection best practice, have an improved understanding of complex GDPR issues and be empowered to drive a strong compliance culture across their institution.

Click here for an example of the course programme

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for designated Data Protection Officers within maintained schools, independent schools and academy trust settings.


This course costs £695 plus VAT per delegate. Spaces are limited to 30 delegates per course.

For more information about this course please contact Dai Durbridge. Alternatively, click here to register for the programme.