Checks for new school staff, governors and trustees

Use our checklist to stay compliant with all the pre-employment checks you need to carry out and record for new staff, volunteers, governors and trustees.

Last reviewed on 13 June 2023See updates
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Contents
  1. Download our list of required recruitment checks
  2. You're not required to check periods of unemployment

Download our list of required recruitment checks

Use our list of pre-employment checks for staff and governors to indicate whether:

  • Appropriate checks have been carried out
  • Checks have been recorded on the single central record (where applicable)
  • Copies of evidence of checks have been kept in the employee's personnel file
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This list has been approved by Forbes Solicitors, and is based on the requirements outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE)The Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014, and statutory guidance from the DfE on Disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006.

Read further guidance in our articles on what to include on your single central record and what information to keep in staff personnel files.

You're not required to check periods of unemployment

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