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Candidate Recruitment and Selection Process.

This information explains the recruitment and selection process so that applicants can gain an understanding of the procedure and know what to expect in order to help maximise their chances of a successful application.

The recruitment and selection process is as follows:


1)         Complete application on the My New Term website, in full by the closing date specified, explaining any gaps                    or anomalies e.g. gaps in employment. 

2)         Please do not enclose a copy of your CV or copies of any other documents.


3)         The recruitment panel will consider your application against the criteria set in the person specification. You                     may be contacted to clarify points in your application.

4)         The panel will draw up a list of short listed candidates.

5)         If you are successfully short listed for interview, you will be informed in writing within one week of the closing              date and the interview will take place within three week’s of short listing.

6)         If you are unsuccessfully short listed, you will be informed in writing one week after the closing date.


7)         If you are short listed for interview, the recruitment panel will request a reference from your two referees. If                you strongly object to your referees being contacted at this stage, there may be a delay in the selection                              decision. However, we would require that your referees be contacted after the interview. 

8)      On receipt of references, your referees may be contacted to verify any discrepancies, anomalies or relevant                   issues as part of the verification process.  One of your referees MUST be your current or last employer and                     one MUST be from a role where you worked with children (where possible).

       The Interview

9)      If short listed, you will be invited to the interview and asked to bring with you original documents proving                        your eligibility to work in the UK (a list of acceptable documents will be provided with the interview letter)                      and qualifications. These will be checked before the interview starts and photocopied. Your originals will be                    returned to you on the same day. 

10)      The interview questions will be based on the criteria in the person specification.

11)      Issues relating to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children will be explored at interview.

12)      If you are the successful candidate, you will be offered the post, in writing, within one week of the interview                  date.

13)      If you are unsuccessful, you will be informed in writing within one week of the interview date.

14)      Please accept or decline in writing.

15)      Your employment will be subject to any outstanding checks, for example; DBS, Medical clearance, Teaching                     Agency (if applicable). This will be made clear in the offer letter.

16)      Your terms and conditions of service will then be sent to you within eight weeks of the start of your                                       employment.  

A Children’s Barred List or Teaching Agency check may be performed, at the school’s discretion, at any time during the recruitment and selection process (where applicable).

‘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 DBS.