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Advertising roles in academies and free schools
Learn about how you can advertise vacancies at your academy or free school, and find out how to make your advertisements as effective as possible.
Advertising roles in maintained schools
UpdatedFind out your requirements for advertising roles for senior leaders, teaching staff and support staff. Also, get tips for an effective advert and find out whether you should advertise internally or externally.
Application form for recruiting school staff: template
Adapt our template job application form for all your teaching and support staff roles. Also find out why you shouldn't ask for criminal record information on application forms and what you can do instead.
Job advertisement: deputy headteacher
Are there examples of job adverts for a deputy headteacher? In this article, we look at examples of job adverts from primary and secondary schools and academies, as well as a special school. We also link to further articles from The Key with guidance on advertising roles in schools.
Job advert: outstanding teacher
Are there examples of job adverts for outstanding teachers? We link to examples from primary and secondary schools looking to recruit outstanding teachers.
Writing a job description: template and guidance
Is there guidance for schools on writing job descriptions? We have created a downloadable KeyDoc template for a job description, to be adapted for any school-based role. This article also includes guidance from Acas, One Education and two local authorities on writing and reviewing job descriptions.
Writing a person specification: template and guidance
Are there guidelines on writing person specifications? We point to LA guidance on writing person specifications and relay advice from One Education about writing person specifications. We have also created a person specification template that can be adapted for any school-based job.