UK: Kinver headteacher apologizes after confidential pupil documents found in field
Dan Sharp reports:
A headteacher has issued a heartfelt apology after confidential documents about pupils were found blown across the school’s field.
Documents profiling seven students with special educational needs (SEN) from Kinver High School and Sixth Form were discovered by village resident Ian Macey while he was out walking his dog.
The Individual Learning Profiles (ILPs) included the name of the child, their date of birth, why they are on the SEN register and what the school is doing to help them.
Read more on Stourbridge News.
Somewhat disturbingly, the individual who found the papers videotaped them and uploaded them to a Facebook page – which exposed the students’ information to others. Apparently he hadn’t been aware that the students would be recognized
by the paperwork on them. UPDATE AND CORRECTION: See correction in the Comments section by the individual who uploaded the video. DataBreaches.net apologizes for misunderstanding how the recognition occurred.