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Checking criminal records during recruitment: dos and don'ts
The GDPR has placed increased protections on criminal records information. Learn why you shouldn't ask for self-disclosure of criminal records during the recruitment process, and use our quick-reference download to help you keep your process fair and compliant.
Criminal records resource hub
The GDPR has placed increased protections on criminal records information. Use these guides and templates to navigate this emerging, complicated area of law.
Effective recruitment: case studies from schools
Are there examples of effective recruitment strategies? This article has 6 case studies from schools, including 3 teaching schools. We also link to an article with expert advice on recruiting in the most cost-effective way.
Employing overseas staff: what you need to know
If you’re considering hiring a teacher or another staff member from a foreign country, read through this article to make sure you know what would be required of you. Get help with sorting out visas, doing pre-employment checks and knowing the qualification requirements for teachers.
How are headteachers recruited?
How are headteachers recruited? This article explains who is responsible for headteacher recruitment and outlines the stages involved in recruiting a headteacher, setting out advice from the Department for Education and one of our associate education experts.
How to do internal recruitment
Read our step-by-step guide to recruiting members of staff already at your school for another role.
How to manage a criminal records disclosure
Learn how to handle disclosures of criminal records information, including what to do if a DBS check returns with previous convictions. Use our templates to help you conduct a disclosure discussion and assess an applicant's criminal record.
Recruitment checks: cheat sheet
Do you know your DBS check from your section 128? Barred list check from prohibition from teaching? Learn the difference between the key recruitment checks, why they're important and how to do them. Download our cheat sheet for a handy reference, or to include in process manuals.
Recruitment: your step-by-step guide
Keep on top of all the stages in the recruitment process. See links to our guidance and resources all in one place, from finding applicants to holding staff induction.
Writing references: guidance
Find out what’s expected of you if you receive a request for a reference. Including whether you need to provide references when asked, what to include, and whether an individual can see copies of any references you provide about them.