Parent Helpers in School
We are very lucky to have parents who are supportive and willing to help at The Vale Primary School. We welcome all parents and any time that they can give to the school.
In order to become a parent helper in the school, we would need you to apply for a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.
Please bring in your ID (as per DBS website approved documents) so that the application can be verified* and approved prior to its final submission, this will only take 5 minutes as long as we have the correct documents. Once we have completed the ID verification, it can take up to six weeks for DBS to complete their check and issue a certificate.
*To complete the verification process, we require three pieces of id, ideally a passport, driving licence and a council tax statement (less than 1 year old) or bank statement/utility bill (less than 3 months old). The names on the ID must be the same as the name the DBS application was made in. We can only accept original documentation; photocopies or documentation printed from the Internet eg Internet bank statement cannot be used. For a full list of documents which can be used for verification purposes, please see the DBS guide below.
Please note, if your current surname is different to your birth surname we will also need to see documents relating to this change ie marriage certificate(s) and your birth certificate.