Section 128 of the Education and Skills Act 2008 prohibits unsuitable staff and proprietors from “taking part in the management of an Independent School.” For the purposes of this legislation Academies and Free Schools are now included in the definition of an “Independent School.”
Identity verification form for the chair of trustees – academy trusts (including chairs of multi academy trusts), free schools and independent schools only
Every new chair of trustees must now complete an Identity Verification form in accordance with Department for Education (DfE) requirements. This is in addition to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check which is still required.
Prohibition Order Checks for TAs / HLTAs undertaking “teaching work” are required and a record of each Check made should be recorded on the Single Central Record.
For further information about Prohibition Order Checks for TAs / HLTAs please refer to the guidance below.
Where an individual is prohibited, their details will appear on the Prohibited List which is administered by the NCTL and can be accessed through the Employer Access online System (now Teacher Services)
It is a statutory requirement (Keeping Children Safe in Education, September 2016 Paragraph 112) for all schools and academies to keep and maintain a single central record (SCR) of recruitment and vetting checks for their whole workforce (including volunteers, supply staff and teacher trainees on salaried routes). Academies will also need to keep the same information for all members of the proprietor body.
Ofsted have recently clarified the following for MATs in relation to holding information on their SCRs: