DBS checks: do I need a new one?DBS checks don't expire – it's for the school employer to decide if you need a new check. Find out when you might be asked for a new one, and how the DBS Update Service can help you keep your certificate up to date.
DBS checks for governors and trusteesSave time by reading our summary of the rules on Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks for governors in just one page. Download a copy to share with your colleagues.
Equality Act 2010: reasonable adjustmentsKnow the rules your school must follow when providing reasonable adjustments for pupils, staff and parents with disabilities - including for school trips and after-school clubs.
LAC and previously LAC: role of governorsFind out what your responsibilities are regarding looked-after children (LAC) and previously LAC. Be clear on the statutory requirements so your school can stay compliant.
Supporting pupils who are trans: governors' roleYour school has a legal responsibility to support pupils who are trans or gender questioning. Understand how you should monitor compliance with these duties, what you should expect to see in your school's provision, and what you should consider in your own practice.
Using pupil questionnaires: guidance and examplesPupil questionnaires can be one way of involving pupils in decision-making as well as measuring how effectively a school is meeting needs. Get some guidance on how to use them effectively and see some examples from other schools.
Coronavirus: operational guidance summaryRead our summary of the DfE's operational guidance to find out what your leaders need to do now England has moved to step 4. Here we cover the main changes to the rules, including 'bubbles', the use of face masks, school trips and after-school clubs.
Education, health and care (EHC) plansBe clear on what EHC plans are, what they contain and how pupils with special educational needs (SEN) receive one - download our flowchart to help you digest this information.
Coronavirus: how to monitor safeguardingBe clear on how to go about monitoring safeguarding as your school reopens to all pupils, so you’re assured that pupils are being kept safe in all areas of your school's provision.
Governors' role in preventing peer-on-peer abuseAbuse between peers can take many forms, including bullying, physical abuse and sexual harassment. Use the guidance below and example questions to help your school leaders develop a culture where abuse is not tolerated, and understand how to monitor what your school puts in place.
Monitoring safeguarding provision: checklistYour governing board must make sure your school has effective safeguarding policies and procedures in place. Use our checklist to help you monitor your school's safeguarding practice.
Online safety: governors' roleUnderstand your role in keeping pupils safe online. Ask the right questions when monitoring your school's internet policies and practices.
Questions to ask about safeguardingKnow what to ask your designated safeguarding lead (DSL) and what to look for in their answers so you can make sure your school's safeguarding provisions are working well. Plus, see questions you can use to respond to incidents.
Safeguarding responsibilitiesRead our 1-page summary of your board's role in keeping children safe in your school, and the duties of your safeguarding governor. Download a copy to share with your colleagues.