Last updated on 21 December 2016
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This bundle highlights practical resources to help you save time with each step of the process - from writing the job description to setting pay. You'll also find our school recruitment essentials.

6 recruitment essentials (when recruiting for any role)

These resources can help you save time and feel confident about compliance with statutory requirements:

Recruiting a classroom teacher

Job descriptions, person specifications, interview questions, interview tasks and more:

  • 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.
  • Job description: teacher on the UPR Are there examples of job descriptions for upper pay range (UPR) teachers? We link to job descriptions from primary schools and a secondary school. We also include advice on writing UPR job descriptions and link to further articles setting out expectations of teachers on the UPR.
  • Classroom teacher (primary): model job description Download our model job description and person specification for a primary school teacher and adapt it to reflect your school's context. You will also find examples from a range of schools.
  • Person specification: outstanding teacher If you're looking to recruit an outstanding teacher, take a look at the examples of person specifications in this article to get some inspiration for writing your own.
  • Interview questions and tasks: teacher (primary) Use these questions and tasks, alongside our template interview record sheet, to help you select the best person for a classroom teacher position. You can also see what to look for in a candidate's answers.
  • Interview questions and tasks: teacher (secondary) Use these questions and tasks, alongside our template interview record sheet, to help you select the best person for a classroom teacher position. You can also see what to look for in a candidate's answers.

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