If you would like to volunteer within our school, you will require an Enhanced DBS check carried out. This is a two part procedure. Firstly please use on the link on our application form (see forms link belwo) and follow the ‘on screen’ directions.
We will be notified that your application is being processed. Before we can approve your application, we politely ask that you log into your School Money account and pay the application fee via the ‘School Shop’. This payment helps us to cover the cost of administration. Please also return the completed forms to the School Office.
Once payment has been recieved and the completed forms have been given to the School Office, we will then approve your application. The original certificate will be posted direct to you, please bring this into us for verification. The original certificate must be seen in school before you will be allowed to volunteer with us.
This process can take a few weeks, so please make sure that you apply in plenty of time, especially if you are interested in volunteering for a particular school event.
Your DBS will be valid for 3 years and you will be responsible for checking and renewing it. We will accept Enhanced DBS's held in either Whiteheath Infant School or Whiteheath Junior School names, along with other Enhanced DBS certificates that are within 3 years of the issue date.
DBS certificates will be required for school trips, outside walks, and activities within the school i.e. reading, helping in class and with WISA. If in doubt please check with us.
Exceptions to this are:-
Working as a volunteer when parents are responsible for their own children, i.e May Fayre.
In addition to a DBS certificate, we also require every volunteer to complete a Volunteer Information Form which allows us to ask for references for you. Please allow 2 weeks for this reference check to take place. The references must be received by us before you will be allowed to volunteer with us.