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  • References – GDPR
  • The Halton Readathon 2019
  • Funding Bulletin
  • INVITATION – Launch Event Halton Children and Young People Safeguarding Partnership

References – GDPR
Applies to – All schools

Dear Colleague

Since the advent of GDPR last year we have seen many employers move towards the issuing of a standard reference containing only minimal information.

Your school’s privacy notice that applies to the processing of personal data for HR purposes whilst a person is in the school’s employment it is linked to the operation of the school and not those of another employer.

The easiest way to view this is that your school has no  consent to share personal data either (a) once employment has ended, or (b) with a prospective employer of one of the school’s current members of staff.  Even where a Headteacher etc.  is quoted as a referee on an application to another employer, that in itself is not consent to release personal data.

I would therefore recommend that only minimal data is shared when reference requests are responded to.

If you have any queries, please let me know.

Peter Richmond
Divisional Manager – Service Improvement and Governance (Council’s DPO)
Resources, ICT Services
Halton Borough Council
Municipal Building

The Halton Readathon 2019
Applies to – All schools

From 1st – 6th July Halton Libraries are running the first Halton Readathon to celebrate and promote Reading for Pleasure.

We would love to get as many schools as possible leading the way in getting our borough reading. We have set a borough wide target of 60,000 reading minutes in 6 days. We will be running ‘Read in the Library’ and ‘Read in the Park’ sessions that schools can book into or you can run a ‘Read in School’ activity and register your minutes with us.

To register your school, add your reading minutes or get more information contact

Nikki Lamb

Funding Bulletins
Applies to – All schools

Please find link below to the latest funding update. The funding opportunities with the more imminent deadline are at the top of the bulletin.

If you have a project or an idea that you require advice and funding assistance with, please fill out an Enquiry Form.

Jonathan Patten MInstF(Cert), FdA
Funding Support Officer
Economy, Enterprise & Property
Halton Borough Council
0151 511 7214/Internal: (16)7214
@fundinghalton #haltonfunding

INVITATION – Launch Event Halton Children and Young People Safeguarding Partnership
Applies to – Senior Leaders

Please see attached invitation to the NEW Halton Children and Young People Safeguarding Partnership Launch Event on:

Thursday 11th July 2019 – 1.30-3pm
Bridge Suite, Halton Stadium

This will give you an opportunity to find out about the new local safeguarding arrangements and how you will be involved in this.

Registration/Refreshments from 1pm.

  • Click here to view the event flyer

Please contact the Children & Young People Policy Team by Friday 5th July 2019