The explicit Safe Recruitment and Selection Policy statement in our school is as follows:
The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Criminal Records Bureau.
CVs will not be accepted for any posts based in the school. Instead, applicants will complete an application form requesting tight chronology of employment history and the names of at least two referees, one being the candidate’s last employer (or tutor in the case of students).
Experience of working in a school environment is considered a desirable attribute.