Recruitment and induction

  • Job adverts: requirements and guidance (academies)
    Learn how you can advertise your vacancies and get up to speed on the expectations in Keeping Children Safe in Education for what to include in your job advert.
  • Job adverts: requirements and guidance (maintained)
    Find out which roles you're required to advertise for under staffing regulations for maintained schools. Get up to speed on the expectations in Keeping Children Safe in Education for what to include in your job advert.
  • Recruiting school staff: template application form
    Adapt our template job application form for all your teaching and support staff roles. Find out when you can ask about criminal records and be clear on your requirements when recruiting staff who are from, or have lived or worked, outside the UK.

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  • Checks for agency staff
    Understand which checks you must carry out on agency staff such as supply teachers. Find out whether you need to get DBS certificates and what to record on the SCR, and download a template form to record written confirmation of checks.
  • Checks for new school staff, governors and trustees
    Use our checklist to stay compliant with all the pre-employment checks you need to carry out and record for new staff, volunteers, governors and trustees.
  • Checks for staff who have lived or worked overseas
    You must make 'appropriate' further checks on staff who have lived or worked outside the UK. Find out how to mitigate risk early on in the process, assess risks with your candidates and what 'appropriate' further checks you can carry out.
  • Employing teachers from overseas: what you need to know
    Find out how Brexit has changed your requirements when hiring teachers from overseas. See how these teachers can get qualified teacher status (QTS), and understand how to recruit them – by becoming a visa sponsor or by other routes.
  • How to manage a criminal records disclosure
    Learn how to handle disclosures of criminal records information on a self-disclosure form or DBS check. Use our templates to help you discuss the issue with the candidate and assess their suitability for the role.
  • How to recruit internally
    Learn how to recruit existing staff into a new role at your school fairly, and download our handy checklist to make the process easier.