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Missing references for school staff

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Last updated on 17 September 2018
School types: All · School phases: All
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Some schools don't have records of references for staff on the single central record (SCR), in particular longstanding members of staff. Find out how to deal with this situation.

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Contents

  1. 1 No Ofsted expectation to seek references for staff employed before 2007
  2. 2 Steps to take
  3. 3 Longstanding employees are likely to be "low risk"
  4. 4 You should always seek references before appointing staff

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