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Our Best Book Award - voting deadline Friday 24 May

Leicester Libraries are now in the final stages of this year’s Our Best Book award, having enjoyed some fabulous online author sessions which should help your children vote.  Participating schools are asked to carry out individual voting in class in way that works for your school.  Find out more.

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Mandatory DBS checks for governors

The government has published amended legislation which came into force on the 18 March 2016 to make enhanced DBS checks mandatory for governors.

Further information

The DfE believes that these checks will provide reassurance to the governing board that an individual is not disqualified from holding office as governor due to criminal convictions.

The School Governance (Constitution) Regulations 2012 have been amended and come into force on 18 March 2016, requiring that:-

  • From 1 April 2016, all maintained school governing boards to apply for an enhanced criminal records certificate for newly appointed (or elected) governors within 21 days of their appointment;

  • From 1 September 2016, all maintained school governing boards to apply for an enhanced criminal records certificate for any serving governor who does not have one.

Further to us sending out the updated guidance note, some questions have been raised and we have answered them in the guidance note below.

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