Last reviewed on 23 April 2021
School types: All · School phases: All
Ref: 42521

You must maintain an SCR and regularly update it.

Your SCR must cover:

  • All staff who work at your school (including teacher trainees on salaried routes, and supply staff)
  • (For academies and independent schools) All members of your proprietor body (e.g., the members and trustees of your academy trust)

You must:

  • Destroy copies of DBS certificates after 6 months, where we choose to keep them
  • Keep copies of other documents used to verify a successful candidate's identity, right to work and required qualifications on their personnel file

Identity check Barred list check Enhanced DBS check Prohibition from teaching check Further checks on people who have lived or worked outside the UK. Where available, these could include: For all staff, including teaching positions: criminal records checks for overseas applicants For teaching positions: obtaining a letter