Just caught the below on the Thumbs down blog run by a parent, about the complete lack of security surrounding a computer with children's biometric data on - how appalling!
"A very short comment on the school’s security:
At pick up today we walked through the nursery playground. I usually go the other way, but we both went today.
The library is inside a cottage between the Nursery and the Infant School. As I walked past the cottage door, I noticed it was wide open.
Around the corner I glanced in through the library window and saw that the room was empty. 5 minutes or so later, after a significant number of parents had walked past it, the cottage door was still open.
I poked my head inside and called “Hello! Anybody there?” Quite loudly. Reply came there none, so I walked in the three steps to the library door, tried the handle and opened it. There by the door was the computer, with the thumbscanner, just to confirm it is the one with the biometric data inside.
This is the computer about which the Governors said “reasonable security measures are taken”."