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Last reviewed on 12 July 2021
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Adapt our template job application form for all your teaching and support staff roles. Find out why you shouldn't ask for criminal record information on application forms and what you can do instead. Be clear on your requirements when recruiting staff who are from, or have lived or worked, outside the UK.

Download our template application form

It's easily adaptable for both teaching and non-teaching roles.

KeyDoc: template application form for school staff

We worked with Forbes Solicitors to develop the template. It complies with employment law, safeguarding requirements and data protection regulations.

What we've added Why A box for candidates to include their National Insurance number To help you comply with KCSIE guidance on information that must be on application forms An explanation that only candidates who are shortlisted will be asked for criminal record information To help you follow the appropriate guidance and to explain to these candidates when they'll be expected to share information Wording to clarify that candidates must list previous employment, education and voluntary work since leaving school, including reasons for any gaps in employment To help you comply with your requirement to seek full employment histories from all candidates Wording to clarify that candidates must confirm the awarding body and date

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