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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: requirements What are the rules on advertising posts in maintained schools? We look at the legislation outlining the advertising requirements for school staff roles and accompanying guidance. We also relay advice from the Department for Education, and include tips on effective advertising.
  • 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 advertisement: school business manager Are there examples of job adverts for a school business manager? This article cites job adverts for school business managers from primary, secondary and special schools. It also links to our articles with job descriptions, person specifications, interview questions and interview tasks for the role.
  • 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.