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Sevenoaks Primary School

SevenOaksPrimary School

‘We are all equal and our teachers are all kind’ (Pupil quote)-– Ofsted 2017
Pupils are proud of their school and enthusiastic about their learning-Ofsted 2017
Pupils feel safe and said that they trust there is always an adult they can go to if they feel concerned-Ofsted 2017
Sevenoaks Primary is a fantastic, caring school, where my children blossom and flourish, both academically and emotionally-Parent
We are very proud to say that our children go to Sevenoaks Primary-Parent
Pupils achieve well at this school-Ofsted 2017
Although it is a large school, a real family feel is fostered - it is palpable-Parent

Volunteer Information

Thank you for considering being a volunteer at SPS, click on the link below to access the Volunteer Handbook.

Volunteer Handbook

Child Protection

Please click on files below to see Child Protection guidelines issued to schools, for whole school and early years.

If you have any concerns at all, please report them immediately to the office.

CP School Leaflet

CP Early Years Leaflet

DBS Information

Q. Do I need a full DBS check?
If you are helping in school on a regular basis you will need to have a DBS check - this can be carried out by the school office and will simply require your e-mail address to begin the procedure and a short amount of your time at home to complete your history online.
Q. What ID do I need to bring in for a check after submitting my online history?

For a DBS check :-
Valid Passport
Driving Licence (full or provisional – photocards must be accompanied by paper copy)
Birth Certificate
Marriage Certificate
Utility Bills/Bank Statements (less than 3 months old)
National Insurance No (in print please!)

Please bring as many of the above as possible – the computerised process will not allow you to continue until it is satisfied with the ID supplied . . . and this can vary from application to application!
Q. When does my DBS run out?
As long as you do not have a break in volunteering of more than 12 weeks, your Disclosure Certificate will not expire. Only the old format of CRB had an expiry date (these took the form of letter confirmation and not Disclosure Certificates).
Q. Do I have to pay for a DBS check?
No! SPS will meet the administration cost for all its volunteer helpers
Q. Can I use a DBS I have from another setting?
You can only use a DBS that has been issued by SPS. Even though other checks may have been undertaken through Kent nurseries/Ofsted/Scout Assoc etc – your Disclosure Certificate is only portable if you have registered with the DBS Update Service.
Frustrating we know, but this is the current guideline from the DBS Office!