Leadership and Governance

DBS checks : New regulations are coming into force on 18 March 2016 to require governors of maintained schools to have an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check. The governing body must apply for enhanced DBS certificates for all governors appointed before 1 April 2016 (who do not currently have one) by 1 September 2016 For governors appointed after 1 April 2016 who do not currently have an enhanced DBS certificate, the governing body must apply for one within 21 days of their appointment or election. Further information will follow in next term’s agenda briefing.