Checks for agency staffUnderstand 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 school volunteersUpdatedThe requirements for checks on volunteers differ depending on the circumstances. Use our flowchart to determine what safeguarding checks are needed, and read about what other checks you may choose to do.
Job offer letter: templateDownload our template job offer letter to save yourself some time and make sure you're including the right information. You'll also find an example from a school, and more information on written statements of terms and conditions of employment.
Medical checks for new school staffYou need to verify an applicant's mental and physical fitness for the role before appointing them. Read the rules around how to do this and avoid leaving yourself open to discrimination claims.
Missing references for school staffFind out what to do when you don't have records of references for staff on the single central record (SCR), including cases involving long-standing members of staff.
Prohibition from teaching checksYou have to carry out a prohibition check on all teachers and support staff who will do 'teaching work'. Understand what counts as 'teaching work' and how to do the check.