Interviewing and selection

  • Holding an interview: your step-by-step guide
    Know 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 discrimination law.
  • Reference requests for staff: guidance and template
    Check your procedures for getting reliable references meet the expectations set out in the statutory safeguarding guidance, KCSIE. Download our template reference request form and get advice on how long to keep copies of references for.
  • Shortlisting candidates: guidance and template
    Download our template shortlisting grid 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.