Receipt of at least two satisfactory references, one of which will be from the former or most recent employer. A minimum of 2 years employment will be covered and all referees must have held a post senior to the candidate and seen the candidate working with children or young people. The relationship of the candidate to referee must be clearly stated. Any original testimonial must be checked and verbal references followed up by written within 15 days.
Overseas candidates or anyone who has worked overseas in the last 2 years must also provide an Overseas Police Check.
Verification of the candidate’s medical fitness.
Verification of qualifications, including a NARIC comparison as required.
Verification of registration with any required professional bodies e.g. DfE, IfL and HCPC
Verification teachers are not subject to a prohibition order issued by the Secretary of State, through the Employer Access Online service.
Verification of successful completion of induction period (for those who obtained QTS after 7 May 1999).
Candidate vetting is regularly updated and all information is scanned and kept on file.
Candidates are telephone vetted and informed of all of the above on invitation to a face-to-face interview by a trained interviewer.
Notes are kept of the interview and any queries followed up. A profile is written and details added to database.