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 you will need our DBS application form (please see the below link or come into our main school reception), you will need to complete the application form, apply on-line and bring your own original documents/paperwork/identification into school, these are listed on the form.
The second part of your application will be carried out by us. Once all the checks have been finalised, the certificate will be posted directly to you, this can take a few weeks, so please give yourself enough time if you are interested in helping with a particular event. The original certificate must be seen in school before you will be allowed to volunteer with us.
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 only, 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.
From April 2019 there will be a small charge for the DBS check of £11.50 to cover administration costs.