Recruitment processes and requirements

  • How to manage a criminal records disclosure
    Learn how to handle disclosures of criminal records information on a self-disclosure form or DBS check. Use our templates to help you discuss the issue with the candidate and assess their suitability for the role.
  • How to recruit internally Updated
    Learn how to recruit existing staff into a new role at your school fairly, and download our handy checklist to make the process easier.
  • 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. Understand 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.