From September 2017 we will be implementing a new student recognition system using biometrics at Ormskirk School. This will allow us to greatly improve the efficiency of our cashless catering and library systems. There is also the further potential to incorporate biometric recognition into other systems such as print and copy cost control, access control and registration systems. We expect that this system will improve the services we are able to offer students and staff significantly, with benefits including:
- Improved security when processing financial transactions in the school
- Removal of cost to parents and administration time of lost or forgotten cards
- Reduction in opportunities for pupils using each other’s or lost/stolen cards
- Children will not have to remember to bring a card
- Reduction in queuing time
This is a technology that is already used successfully by thousands of schools and as a leadership team we are convinced that this is the right way forward for Ormskirk School.
We would like to make it clear that Ormskirk School will comply at all times with the Data Protection Act and with the provisions of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (which came into force in September 2013) regarding the use of biometric data. In order for your child to use the biometric system, one parent or carer will need to consent in writing by email, or signing and returning the form below.
We will offer an alternative form of identification to those pupils who, upon consideration, would prefer to opt out of biometric identification.
Consent via email:
Please click the link below and add the following details to the email before sending
- Your full name
- Full names and progress groups of your children in school
Consent via form:
Please download the form via the link below. If you require a hard copy of the form please ask your child to collect one from reception.