A Practical Guide to the Schools’ Single Central Record (SCR)


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3 dates

£215.00 - £245.00

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Course introduction

This innovative, practical workshop considers the issues around setting up and maintaining the data on the Schools’ Single Central Record (SCR) in the context of the regulations, guidance and best practice.

The Schools’ Single Central Record (SCR) training course is designed to ensure that you meet the specified requirements set by Ofsted to ensure the SCR is maintained and accurate and also compliant with the Department for Education Statutory guidance, in accordance with the ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ legislation.

What we will cover throughout the day

  • Understand both the regulatory framework and best practice underpinning the format and content of the SCR;

  • Consider the categories of staff/workers that should be recorded on the SCR;

  • Explore options around format and content of the SCR;

  • Equip participants with a practical understanding of all pre- employment checks for school-based staff, volunteers, contractors and Agency workers;

  • Support participants review their own school SCR and the related pre-employment checking processes.

Target audience

This course is targeted at staff who administer and maintain the SCR (Single Central Record) such as the Business Manager, Bursars, School PAs (personal assistants) etc. school governors, head teachers, designated safeguarding lead.

Trainers for this course

Tony Lampert

Tony Lampert is a professional HR practitioner and Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development with over 30 years experience working in senior positions within the publ...ic sector. This includes 2 years operating as Head of HR for London Council and over 10 years supporting Barnet schools and the Children’s Service in a Senior HR Business Partner role, coordinating major organisational change, managing employee relations’ matters, leading on recruitment and selection campaigns and applying creative HR solutions to organisational issues. Operating now as a freelance HR Consultant, Tony specialises in leading on HR related investigations and designing and delivering management programmes covering recruitment and selection, Safer Recruitment, Employment Law, and Employee Relations.

See what others have to say about us

Don’t just take our word for it, visit our social media pages for live feedback.

“I would rate this course very highly; it was informative, participative and enjoyable. Tony was an excellent trainer, who presented the information well, included everyone and was happy to answer questions and explain rationale. The use of Polls on Zoom, breakout groups and online scenarios made what could be quite a ‘dry’ course subject wise, interesting.”

“The training closed gaps and any misunderstandings I had and explained the reasons behind what information is required on the SCR and why which is what I wanted. I have kept an SCR for my school for 3 years and been through an OFSTED inspection but had never had any formal training just muddled through so it was good to now have a proper understanding and I will now be much more confident about the SCR that I keep.”

“Thank you to everyone involved for a really interesting morning. I would have no hesitation in recommending to other people. Hopefully I will have the opportunity to join another course at some time in the future.”


About the venue

Stay at home, get comfortable and enjoy our live interactive course via Zoom! You’ll receive the link a few days before the course date so you can get prepared (and excited) ahead of time.

Handy course logistics

  • The course will run via Zoom from 9:15 am – 13:00, however, the trainer will be available 15 minutes before and after the course times to answer any questions.
  • You’ll receive mid-morning, lunch and afternoon breaks to re-energise.
  • This course is designed to be interactive and inclusive. We welcome questions and discussions throughout and we want you to be comfortable and stress-free no matter where you join us from!
  • Your course pack includes handouts, an M&S voucher for food, a snack, a pen and a notepad – we’ll send this to you before the day. Please note this is only for UK-based participants, international attendees will receive the pack via email.
  • Additional links and information will be emailed to you before and during the course.
  • This course is also available as an in-house / INSET training session at your school. Contact us for details.
  • Please note – the cost is per person

A Practical Guide to the Schools’ Single Central Record (SCR)

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Wednesday 17 April 2024


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Thursday 11 July 2024


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Monday 11 November 2024


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