In addition to obtaining the DBS certificate, anyone who is appointed to carry out teaching work will require an additional check to ensure they are not prohibited from teaching – the prohibition order. A prohibition order means that the person concerned is not allowed to undertake unsupervised teaching work in schools or other settings.
LA maintained schools: Prohibition Order Checks for TAs are not required.
LA maintained schools: Prohibition Order Checks for HLTAs are required if “teaching work” (see the attached guidance) is undertaken.
These apply to staff and volunteers working in childcare provision or who are directly concerned with the management of childcare provision.
The Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009 prohibit anyone who is disqualified themselves under the Regulations, or who live in the same household as a disqualified person (disqualification by association), from working in a relevant setting, including in schools and it is the school’s responsibility to undertake these checks.
Please note that this requirement to check the ‘disqualification’ status of relevant staff and volunteers is in addition to existing checks such as Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks.