Appointments of staff

Appointments of staff and induction of newly appointed staff and work placements.

All staff that are appointed to work in school have a criminal records search called a CRB check and List 99. This search highlights people who have a criminal record or if previous allegations have been made about them. If staff are found to have a criminal record the appointment is reconsidered by the Headteacher and the Directors. The LEA is informed directly by the Criminal Records Bureau.

The Headteacher and Directors sit on all appointment panels where the candidates are external applicants. The  Directors have undertaken the NCSL training on Safer Recruitment.

Job advert and job descriptions make references to the responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children and the thorough checks required for the job.

New staff are inducted into safeguarding practices. Newly appointed staff are assigned a mentor for the induction period. It is the responsibility of the mentors to familiarise new staff with procedures and policy, which affect the health and safety of all at school but especially the students. New staff are required to state whether they have lived or worked abroad. If they have done so, extra checks are undertaken to verify this and to establish any child protection concerns.

New staff are required to confirm their fitness to perform their duties upon appointment.