During your child’s life at White Meadows Primary Academy we may wish to take photographs of activities that involve them. The photographs may be used for displays, publications and on our school website by us, by the Local Authority (LA) or by local newspapers.
Photography or filming will only take place with the permission of the head teacher, and under appropriate supervision. When filming or photography is carried out by the news media, children may be named but home addresses will never be given out. Images that might cause embarrassment or distress will not be used, nor will images be associated with material on issues that are sensitive.
Before taking any photographs of your child, we need your permission, and parents are requested to sign a letter of consent.
School Performances can be a very special time for many parents or carers, and photographs and videos provide opportunities for these memories to be saved and enjoyed again, or shared with family members who were not able to attend. The latest government advice states that parents or carers recording images of their child at school performances does not breach the Data Protection Act and so the school will allow this to happen.
We understand however that there may be circumstance whereby parents or carers need to protect the identity or whereabouts of children in order to ensure their safety and would therefore not agree to allow their child to take part in a performance where their photograph may be taken. In this unfortunate situation, we would ask parents or carers to speak to their child’s class teacher before the children begin practising for a school performance, as they may wish to make the regrettable decision to withdraw their child from the performance.