Recruitment processes

  • Governing board's role in appointing staff
    Understand the part your board plays in appointing headteachers, deputy headteachers and other members of staff in maintained schools and academies. Learn more about your safer recruitment responsibilities and how to remain strategic.
  • 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, and why they're important.
  • Safer recruitment: role of the governing board
    Your board needs to confirm safer recruitment procedures are carried out in your school or trust as part of your safeguarding responsibilities. Get to grips with what your role is, and how to do it.
  • Shortlisting candidates: guidance and template
    Use our shortlisting grid template to help you identify which candidates to invite for interview. Find out how to make sure you shortlist the right people, and can be sure your process is fair.