Conducting senior leadership team recruitment interviewsWhat is good practice for conducting senior leadership team interviews? We look at planning, arranging and conducting interviews and highlight techniques used for questioning. You can also download a Key Doc interview record sheet.
Holding an interview: your step-by-step guideKnow the rules and best practice for organising and running interviews for any role. Learn about who should sit on the panel, how to prepare your questions and how to stay compliant with anti-discrimination law.
Interview lessons in recruitment: adviceIs there advice on sample interview lessons? We relay guidance from One Education and our associate education experts on choosing the location and class and setting the task, and on what to look for in interview lessons.
Interview lessons: observation formsSee example forms for observing and evaluating lessons delivered by candidates for teaching posts, and see links to download our model lesson observation form.
Reference request forms for school staffAre there any reference request forms for school staff? This article has a downloadable KeyDoc template for a reference request form, which we worked with one of our associate experts to produce, as well as an example from a school. It also points to further articles from The Key.
Reference request templates for volunteersIs there a reference request form for volunteers? We have worked with one of our associate education experts to create 3 downloadable KeyDoc templates that you can use to gain references for volunteers. We also link to an article with advice on seeking references for volunteers.
Seeking references for school staffUpdatedUnderstand how to seek references appropriately. We explain what is set out in statutory guidance, how to make reference requests and what information to ask for.
Seeking references for volunteersYou should seek references for volunteers, to help check their suitability to volunteer in your school. Read on for advice on recruitment procedures for volunteers and dealing with difficulties obtaining references, and to see how some schools approach references for volunteers.
Shortlisting candidates: template and guidanceDownload our shortlisting template to help you identify which candidates to invite for interview. Find out how to make sure your process is fair and that you shortlist the right people.
Unsuccessful job applicants: template lettersAre there templates for letters to unsuccessful job applicants? We point to sample letters produced by local authorities for their schools to inform applicants they have been unsuccessful at the shortlisting and post-interview stages. We also link to an example from a multi-academy trust.