Mandatory training for school staff

Be clear on the areas your staff need training in and how often to update their training. Use our template to keep track of any training that staff members complete and when they need to renew it.

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  1. There's no central list of required training or reading
  2. Download our list of mandatory training
  3. Use our template to record staff training
  4. Get further support with meeting training requirements

There's no central list of required training or reading

The DfE doesn't have a single list of what training your staff must attend. Requirements will depend on each staff member's role – see what's required in the section below. 

All staff must read part 1 of Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE)

There are no further requirements on what documents and policies staff must read. However, we recommend you share the following key documents with new staff, and make sure they're easily accessible throughout the year:

You may want to include this information in your staff handbook.

Download our list of mandatory training

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