Safeguarding Checks for School Governors
(Information for new and re-appointed governors)
All new and re-appointed governors will be required to complete a Declaration
Form and be subject to an Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) check
against a list of those people barred from working with children.
Previous barring lists including List 99 have been replaced by the creation of two
new barred lists administered by the ISA rather than several government
Access to the barring lists is strictly limited to the individuals responsible for
checking the suitability of applicants, including volunteers, working in a school
environment or working with children and young people.
Please note that any governor who has, or will have, unsupervised access
to school pupils will be required to have a CRB (Criminal Records Bureau)
The Declaration Form will be enclosed with the welcome letter issued by the clerk
to governors. This form has to be completed and returned to the clerk as matter
of urgency, who will then forward these forms to the School Governance Unit
(SGU). The safeguarding check based on checking the governor’s details
against the barring lists will be carried out by SGU.
Governors can take up their duties from the date of their appointment.
School Governance Unit will only contact the governor regarding their check if the
outcome is unsatisfactory.
Further information can be obtained from Sue Rumsey or Preeti Shah in School
Governance Unit on 020 8825 6338 / 7908 or email email@example.com.
SAMPLE FOR INFORMATION ONLY
DO NOT COMPLETE
NEW AND RE-APPOINTED SCHOOL GOVERNORS
CONFIDENTIAL PLEASE PRINT
School Date of Birth
(Required for ISA check)
I declare that I am not disqualified from serving as a school governor and that:
I am aged 18 or over at the date of this election or appointment;
I do not already hold a governorship of the same school;
I am not a person who is detained under the Mental Health Act 1983;
I am not the subject of a bankruptcy restrictions order or an interim order;
I have not had my estate sequestrated and the sequestration order has
not been discharged, annulled or reduced.
I am not subject to a disqualification order or disqualification undertaking
under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986.
I am not subject to a disqualification order under Part 2 of the Companies
(Northern Ireland) Order 1989, or a disqualification undertaking accepted
under the Company Directors Disqualification (Northern Ireland) Order
I am not subject to an order made under section 429(2)(b) of the
Insolvency Act 1986 (failure to pay under county court administration
I have not been removed from the office of charity trustee or trustee for a
charity by an order made by the Charity Commissioners or the High Court
on the grounds of any misconduct or mismanagement or, under section 34
of the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005, from
participating in the management or control of any body;
I am not included in the list of people (ISA list) considered by the Secretary
of State as unsuitable to work with children;
I am not disqualified from registration for child minding or providing day
I am not disqualified from working with children or subject to a direction
under Section 142 of the Education Act 2002;
I am not disqualified from registration under Part 3 of the Childcare Act
I have not, in the five years prior to becoming a governor or since
becoming a governor, received a sentence of imprisonment, suspended or
otherwise, for a period of not less than three months without the option of a
I have not, in the twenty years prior to becoming a governor, been
convicted as aforesaid of any offence and has had passed on me a
sentence of imprisonment for a period of not less than two and a half
I have not, at any time, had passed on me a sentence of imprisonment for
a period of five years or more;
I have not been fined, in the five years prior to becoming a governor or
since appointment or election as a governor, for causing a nuisance or
disturbance on school or education premises;
I will not refuse to allow an application to the Criminal Records Bureau for
a criminal records certificate, should that be requested of me.
YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED ONLY IF YOUR INDEPENDENT
SAFEGUARDING AUTHORITY CHECK IS NOT SATISFACTORY