Targeted Network Training Events

As an ABLE member, you can attend up to six half-day training sessions for free.

GDPR Update including Track and Trace

This course is aimed at individuals who deal with data protection compliance as part of their role.

When the GDPR was first introduced in 2018, there was a lot of focus in the education sector on ensuring compliance with the new law and implementing policies and procedures that met its requirements.

Now that the GDPR has been in force for over two years, the focus has shifted to meeting the practical requirements of on-going compliance and how best to implement those requirements. Understanding the basics principles of data protection law and knowing how to deal to with them (or where to turn to for advice) is fundamental for schools and academies, and effective and compliant data protection policies and procedures are crucial aids when making vital decisions, in time-pressured situations.

Learning objectives


This course is aimed at individuals who deal with data protection compliance as part of their role. It serves as both a refresher for the basics of data protection and a practical guide to applying the law when dealing with day to day compliance issues.

The course will focus on what constitutes personal data and when can it be processed; the responsibilities of data protection officers; dealing with data breaches; responding to subject access requests; obtaining consent and the use of school photographs; and when safeguarding prevails.

We will also look at the COVID-19 track and trace procedures, and how to implement them whilst complying with the data protection laws.

Click here to view the GDPR Workshop Agenda

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Conference Dates and Venues for 2020/21

We have listened to feedback from our members and are very excited to confirm the venue and conference dates for this year.

Autumn Conference: 04 November 2020 (Virtual Conference)

Spring Conference: 10 February 2021 at Eastwood Hall.

Summer Conference: 16th June 2021 at Eastwood Hall.

Our conference agenda includes the opportunity for delegates to visit our exhibition throughout the course of the day.

If you are interested in exhibiting at an ABLE conference, please click here for more details.

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