South Cumbria Pupil Referral Service are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all employees, volunteers and Management Committee members to share this commitment.
At least one member of the selection panel will have appropriate training in safer recruitment.
It is important that we scrutinise any application forms for discrepancies. We hope to discuss and verify and discrepancies at interview.
For example, where we have identified gaps in employment; if the reason for this was due to you working or living abroad, we would ask you to provide a Record of Good Conduct. Or, if you have an employment gap due to education, we would ask that you present the qualification to verify this.
We ask for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current employer / line manager) and the second a previous, relevant, employer. We accept that this may not be possible sometimes and are happy to discuss an alternative. We ask that character references are avoided.
Please be aware that we will request references prior to interview.
On the day of your interview you will be expected to provide documentation to verify your identity. Please see the DBS Applicant Valid Identity Documents to check which documents can be used. These MUST be brought on the day of your interview.
As part of our duty to safeguard pupils, we need to check whether you are barred from working with children, or whether you have convictions that would make you unsuitable to work with children or in the role you’ve applied for. If you are invited to interview you will have to complete the ‘self-declaration form’ so that we can assess whether or not you are eligible for the role and inform our conversations at interview.
Self-declaration form (pre-employment check)
On the day of your interview we will carry out checks to ensure that you can legally work in the UK. Please see the pro-forma which lists valid forms of identification which can validate your right to work in the UK. This MUST be brought on the day of your interview
On the day of interview you will be asked to provide details of your qualifications which should meet or exceed the level required in the essential criteria. Certificates should be original and copies will be made for the selection panel to verify.
For teaching posts: Along with your degree certificate will be asked to bring evidence of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and Induction certificate – These will be checked against teacher services.
On appointment along with the checks above additional checks will be made in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education.
For all posts
All staff will be checked by our Occupational Health provider (CHOOSE) to ensure that they are fit enough to undertake the post they have applied for.
Please visit the News section and read the latest letter issued by the Headteacher on 13/07/2021. Thank you.