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Expert Data Protection Support for Schools

Firebird is an independent company that specialises in supporting schools prepare for the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and help them manage their on-going data protection compliance by providing expert advice, training, audits and outsourced Data Protection Officer services.

Amber Badley, Founder and Director, holds a Masters Degree in Information Rights Law and Practice; has 19 years experience in the Data Protection field and over a decade as a Data Protection Officer. 

Amber is the Data Protection Officer for over 50 schools in the South West, which includes Primaries, Colleges, Special Schools, Independent Schools, Academies, Charitable Trusts and Federations, and offers a wealth of knowledge and experience of the GDPR in the education sector.

Testimonials from our customers


“Absolutely worth every penny! We will definitely be purchasing this service again next year” Headteacher, Primary School, East Devon

 “The quality of DPO service we have received from Amber has been excellent.  Whilst I was initially sceptical regarding the benefit of buying in a full GDPR support package, it has proven its value on a number of occasions and has mitigated the GDPR compliance workload for the school.    We have benefitted from Amber’s broad experience and pragmatic approach.”

Ben Brook, Director, Queen Elizabeth Academy (Secondary), Mid Devon


“Amber Badley is so much more than just a Data Protection Officer.  She has provided us with a complete GDPR service, not only did she ensure our policies, privacy notices and consent letters were lawful, she also provided us with a toolkit of templates to use, audits, advice, staff training and reports for governors to ensure we were compliant.  Amber’s approach is proactive, driving us forward to ensure we did not become complacent, her approach is very professional yet user friendly, so we are able to manage our SARs and DPIAs without being phased!”

Business Manager, Federation of 5 schools, South Devon

Firebird prides itself on delivering expert and practical support for schools whilst keeping compliance simple!


No scaremongering - just honest, practical advice!

It's the biggest change in data privacy legislation in 20 years and it affects all schools in the way you handle pupil and employee information. It may seem complex and a bit daunting, but we're here to help keep it simple and jargon free!


Working in Partnership with Babcock Education

Firebird provides its Data Protection Officer services to schools in the South West through Babcock Education- a leader in education and services for schools.

Data Protection and GDPR Support

Our Services


We offer a range of Data Protection packages to suit the needs and budgets of all schools

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Conferences and Masterclasses


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Testimonials and Feedback


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Free Resources


Helpful tips and guides to set you on the right track towards compliance

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Hot off the Press


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GDPR Short Guide

Summary of important GDPR changes

Need to learn about the new legislation quickly? Here's a brief overview.

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Privacy Notice

Our privacy notice tells you what to expect when we collect personal information

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