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.
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 to run your school safely during coronavirus. Here we cover the main changes to government rules, including on attendance, face coverings, and coronavirus testing.
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 abuseNewPeer-on-peer abuse can take many forms, including bullying, physical abuse and sexual violence and harassment. Understand the steps to take to reduce the risk of it happening in your school. Find guidance and resources, and see what questions to ask your school leaders.
Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE): summaryRead our summary to find out about the main points in Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) 2020, and to know where to look for information on specific areas of safeguarding contained in the statutory guidance.
Monitoring safeguarding provision: checklistYour board must make sure that 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.