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.
Seeking references for school staffUnderstand 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.
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.