Archive for May 21, 2018

General Data Protection Regulation

The GDPR require public authorities and businesses to identify the lawful basis for storing personal data and audit information they already hold.

The Gosport and Fareham Multi-Academy Trust (GFM) take data protection seriously and are constantly reviewing its practice to ensure all necessary steps to ensure security.

In order to ensure that we comply with the new regulations the GFM have and will continue to review policies and practices. We have updated our privacy notices in line with the new requirements which can be found below.

As part of this compliance process, we have updated the consent forms/home school agreements we have received from parents and pupils. The new regulations are clear that consent must be written to make it clear why data is needed. A lack of response cannot be interpreted as implied consent, and so we ask that and forms are completed and returned to the GFM promptly.

To learn more about the General Data Protection Regulation, please visit the Information Commissioner’s Office website on

Details of our compliance can be found in the GFM Data Protection Policy which has recently been updated to reflect the latest changes

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Young Royal Navy officer from Gosport tells of his shock after winning Queen’s Sword

Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, crown prince of Bahrain, presenting the Queen's Sword to Sub Lieutenant Tom Hillier, 22, of Gosport, who was named the top officer in training across all the navy's intake in 2017

STUNNED sailor Tom Hillier has told of his disbelief after receiving one of the Royal Navy’s top accolades from a Saudi prince.

Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, crown prince of Bahrain, handed over the Queen’s Sword to Sub Lieutenant Hillier at a grand ceremony at Britannia Royal Naval College.

The 22-year-old sailor from Gosport pipped about 150 other trainee officers to be presented with the prize, which is for the top officer under training for all Royal Navy entries in 2017.

Passing out from his training at Dartmouth in August, SLt Hillier discovered his success while at sea on HMS Dragon.

‘I was just in disbelief, I really couldn’t believe it, it was immense,’ he said. ‘My commanding officer came up and told me about my success. I knew I was nominated but I never thought I would win.’

SLt Hillier grew up in Gosport and went to Bay House School and HMS Sultan’s cadet team, before completing a degree at the University of Southampton and joining the navy in January 2017.

He added: ‘I have always wanted to be in the navy. This is just the perfect start.

‘I just wanted to go there, do well and make my family and myself proud.’

Commander Michael Carter Quinn was SLt Hillier’s captain on Dragon. He said the young officer ‘quickly integrated’ into the Type 45 destroyer’s team, adding: ‘His recognition as the recipient of the Queen’s Sword is duly deserved and I and my dragons wish him all the best in his future career and look forward to him returning to sea in his future role as an officer of the watch.’ SLt Hillier is currently based at HMS Collingwood, completing his next phase of training in the warfare branch.

Commander Trefor Fox, who is currently responsible for his training at the Fareham naval base, said: ‘Gaining the Queen’s Sword is a rare honour and tremendous achievement and one that he can be justifiably proud.

‘Those that have been awarded it in the past have gone on to great things. This is a tremendous start to his career, which I hope he will continue striving ultimately for command of a warship in the future.’

SLt Hillier said he is now looking forward to an exciting career with the Senior Service. ‘It’s a job I have always wanted to do,’ he added.