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, and 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.
  • A guide to subject leader handbooks
    Find out what should be included in a subject leader handbook, how it differs from a subject leader file, and how it can help you prepare for Ofsted inspections.
  • Probationary periods for teachers
    Find out when you should seek legal advice about introducing probationary periods, and see an example of a school's probation policy.
  • Staff handbooks
    Save yourself time by reading what to include in your staff handbook, and using our examples from schools for inspiration.
  • Assistant headteacher: interview questions and tasks
    Adapt and use these questions, record sheet and interview tasks, along with tips on what to look for in a candidate's response, to help you select the best possible assistant headteacher. They include questions specific to primary, secondary, special and faith schools.
  • Deputy headteacher: interview questions
    Use these questions and tips on what to look for in candidates' answers to help you select the best person for a deputy headteacher role in your school.
  • EAL co-ordinator: interview questions and tasks
    Adapt and use these interview questions, record sheet and tasks to help you select the best candidate as your next English as an additional language (EAL) co-ordinator. See examples of what to look for in good answers.
  • 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 list of checks for new staff, volunteers, governors and trustees to stay compliant with the latest statutory safeguarding guidance.
  • 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.
  • 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, and 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.
  • A guide to subject leader handbooks
    Find out what should be included in a subject leader handbook, how it differs from a subject leader file, and how it can help you prepare for Ofsted inspections.
  • Probationary periods for teachers
    Find out when you should seek legal advice about introducing probationary periods, and see an example of a school's probation policy.
  • Staff handbooks
    Save yourself time by reading what to include in your staff handbook, and using our examples from schools for inspiration.
  • Assistant headteacher: interview questions and tasks
    Adapt and use these questions, record sheet and interview tasks, along with tips on what to look for in a candidate's response, to help you select the best possible assistant headteacher. They include questions specific to primary, secondary, special and faith schools.
  • Deputy headteacher: interview questions
    Use these questions and tips on what to look for in candidates' answers to help you select the best person for a deputy headteacher role in your school.
  • EAL co-ordinator: interview questions and tasks
    Adapt and use these interview questions, record sheet and tasks to help you select the best candidate as your next English as an additional language (EAL) co-ordinator. See examples of what to look for in good answers.
  • 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 list of checks for new staff, volunteers, governors and trustees to stay compliant with the latest statutory safeguarding guidance.
  • 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.