School Regulation & Inspection
Independent schools are subject to a complex array of legal and regulatory requirements, and new legislation or policy is always under consideration. ISC works on the sector’s behalf to reduce unnecessary red tape whilst maintaining sensible standards and inspection reports in which parents can have confidence.
Latest News Alerts
DBS update service
The Disclosure and Barring Service has confirmed that its update service will be launched on 17 June 2013.
23 May 2013
New Standards for 2013
The Independent School Standards, and the NMS for Boarding Schools and for Residential Special Schools have all been updated for 2013.
28 November 2012
On 1st December the Criminal Records Bureau and the Independent Safeguarding Authority formally merge into the Disclosure and Barring Service.
16 November 2012
"Need to know" timeline Autumn 2012
Of interest to heads and governors, the Department for Education has posted the latest version of the “need to know timeline”.
7 November 2012
Consultation: Supervising volunteers and staff
Phased introduction of the Disclosure and Barring Service is due to begin in September with issues of “supervision” being key to the vetting requirements for volunteers in schools.
6 July 2012