Checking criminal records during recruitment: dos and don'tsThe 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.
Effective recruitment: case studies from schoolsAre 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 teachers from overseas: what you need to knowUpdatedFind out how Brexit has changed your requirements when hiring teachers from overseas. See how these teachers can get qualified teacher status (QTS), and understand how to recruit them - by becoming a visa sponsor or by other routes.
How to manage a criminal records disclosureLearn 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 sheetDo 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 guideKeep 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: guidanceFind 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.