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HOW TO APPLY
Please find below a simplified guide to the application and recruitment process.
All candidates must read our Safer Recruitment Policy and Safeguarding Policy before applying for any position within the school. All applicants are required to submit two forms in order to be considered for any post at The Hall:
We require all candidates who are wishing to apply for any position at The Hall, whether this be a teaching or support post, to complete an application form. CV applications, or prospective applications, are not accepted.
The application form must be completed in full, including:
- Full education and employment history since leaving secondary education, with any gaps explained.
- Contact details for two referees, one of which must be from the candidate’s most recent employer, and one of which must be from the most recent time the candidate worked with children (if applicable).
- Opportunity to disclose sanctions, restrictions, prohibitions and criminal records.
- Overseas Police Check – candidates must disclose if they have lived abroad for 3 months or more after the age of 16 years, and must supply a Police Check for each country if they are appointed. If this check has not arrived before the start date, the school can request an additional reference from each respective country.
If you are selected for an interview, the school may request permission to contact your referees. Please state in your application form if you do not consent to this. The School will also inform interview candidates that they will undergo an internet and a social media check prior to their interview.
Candidates who are successful at interview will receive a conditional offer of employment, subject to the following:
- Verification of identity and confirmation of the right to work in the UK;
- the receipt of two references which the school considers to be satisfactory;
- for positions which involve “teaching work”:
- information about whether the applicant is, or has ever been, the subject of a sanction, restriction or prohibition issued by the Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA), or any predecessor or successor body, which prevents them from working at the school or which, in the school’s opinion, renders them unsuitable to work at the school;
- information about whether the applicant is, or has ever been, the subject of any proceedings before a professional conduct panel in the UK or an equivalent body in any other country for any reason which prevents them from working at the school or which, in the school’s opinion, renders them unsuitable to work at the school;
- the receipt of an enhanced disclosure (including confirmation that the applicant is not named on the Children’s Barred List) from the DBS which the school considers to be satisfactory.
- information about whether the applicant is, or has ever been, subject to a direction under section 142 of the Education Act 2002 which prohibits, disqualifies or restricts them from providing education at a school, taking part in the management of an independent school or working in a position which involves regular contact with children or which otherwise, in the school’s opinion, renders them unsuitable to work at the school;
- verification of the applicant’s medical fitness for the role;
- any further checks that the school deems appropriate as a result of the applicant having lived or worked outside of the UK, which may include an overseas criminal records check, certificate of good conduct / overseas teaching sanction or additional professional references;
- verification of professional qualifications, which the school deems a requirement for the post
- in line with KCSIE, we will carry out internet and social media checks to determine the suitability of applicants to work in a school.
Please note that for management positions, additional checks will be required. Please consult our Safer Recruitment Policy for further details. The Hall reserves the right to amend these requirements without notice.