Each school has a responsibility to maintain its records and record keeping systems. Although schools will have their own methods of creating and keeping records, and sharing information with governors, staff, students, parents and the general public, they should be aware that, in doing so, they need to take account of matters such as:
- The most efficient and effective way of storing records and information , in other words, paper or electronic forms
- The confidential nature of the records and information stored
- The security of the record system/s used
- Privacy and disclosure
- Their accessibility, and to whom they are accessible
The Information Management and Records Society has produced a records management toolkit [new window] including retention guidelines, specifically to help schools develop a robust records management policy and systems.
For more information contact the Information Management and Records Society.