We like to think it’s simple, schools choose us because we know schools, we know data, and we know compliance.
Our core team is made up of ‘super clever’ folks, all of whom have worked in schools, know their culture, systems and their idiosyncrasies, and who have a passion for ensuring pupils and staff data is safeguarded.
Education Data Hub started in 2017 with one person whose job it was to assess what support schools in Derbyshire wanted to help them towards compliance with the new GDPR.
The answer was a lot!
So the GDPRforSchools service was formed. Starting with 30 pilot schools, our team of qualified Data Protection Officers has now grown to offer support to more than 200 schools across Derbyshire and nationally.
Whilst the DPO team were working with schools, they noticed that many schools also needed help assessing and understanding their data security compliance levels.
So the Cyber Support Service was born, with the team quickly achieving recognition for its pioneering work with schools, and who we are proud to say now work alongside the DfE, the National Cyber Security Centre and IASME, supporting schools in achieving cyber resilience and to work towards the national Cyber Essentials certification.
Adding Data Management to the fold was a natural choice. Our team had a wealth of experience amongst them, working within schools to help them build better systems and processes or to review the efficiency of what they already had, and so we decided to make this a permanent service.
This new service complimented our existing services, bringing schools a complete data support offering, and from this we developed our vision ….“to enable schools to perform better for our children through achieving Data Excellence”.
The Education Data Hub service now brings together Data Protection, Data Security and Data Management services to help all education providers on the journey towards achieving Data Excellence.
We hope you’ll join us.
The EDH Team