Recruitment guidelines and forms
Application forms for teachers and support staff posts
Note: Once you have added the details of the vacancy at the top of page 1 of the application forms, schools should ‘restrict editing’ of the application form, before sending it to candidates or uploading it to their website or advert.
- Teacher's application form (including leadership) (doc)
- Guide to teacher's application form
- Support staff application form (doc)
Guidance for recruiting to senior teaching posts
- Headteacher and senior leadership recruitment toolkit for governors (pdf)
- Headteacher/ senior leadership recruitment pack July 2016 (word)
This document is designed to assist headteachers, governors and those staff in the local authority who are involved with headteacher, deputy headteacher and assistant headteacher appointments. It includes guidelines and examples of checklists, evaluation, interview letters, reference requests, proforma, generic job description, person specifications, interview programmes and analysis forms.
Guidance for recruiting other school staff
Teaching in England: guidance for overseas teachers
Recruiting trainee teachers from overseas: guidance for accredited ITT providers
Training to teach in England: guidance for overseas graduates
Schools policy statement on recruitment of ex-offenders (pdf)
Recruitment and selection guidance for schools May 2013 (word)
The pre-employment screening page offers guidance on filling out the pre-employment medical questionnaire, which needs to be completed by all prospective employees.
When you recruit support staff, job descriptions should go through the job evaluation process prior to advertising, unless you use a generic job description and even then you should notify schools HR.