You must carry out these checks
As part of pre-employment checks for staff employed by your school, you must verify a person's right to work in the UK (including EU nationals).
This is set out in paragraph 232 of Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) 2023.
How to carry out the checks
You can either:
- Check the applicant's original documents manually – see a list of acceptable documents in section 7 (Annex A) of the government's employer's guide to right to work checks
- Check online, if the applicant has given you their share code (this is only possible for some applicants)
Note: temporary measures introduced because of COVID-19 have now come to an end. You can't accept digital, scanned copies of documents and use video calls as part your right to work checks.