Our Vetting Procedures
TimePlan is committed to child protection and safer recruitment in education and has 14 standard vetting procedures and checks which are carried out for all Teachers and School Support Staff. At least two people are involved in our recruitment process for each candidate and all TimePlan employees have been trained in Safeguarding and hold Safer Recruitment in Education Certificates (CWDC). Evidence of all checks is filed and recorded on our database.
- A face to face interview - in a private room. A qualified teacher is involved in all new teacher interviews.
- Identification check - against a passport, national ID card or photo driving licence, and where necessary sight of marriage and divorce certificates.
- Date of birth check - against a passport, national ID card or photo driving licence.
- Proof of address - recent utility bill.
- Qualifications verification - sight of originals or verification with the issuing institution.
- Two independent professional references - one from a candidate’s most recent teaching post. Any open references and testimonials are verified with the referee.
- Right to work - passports are checked for the right to work in the UK.
- CV check - CVs must be complete and any gaps must be accounted for.
- Criminal records check (UK and overseas if applicable) - all candidates must complete an Enhanced Disclosure and all candidates from overseas, or teachers who have taught overseas, must have a current police clearance from the relevant country.
- Barred List Search check - as part of the recruitment process and then annually.
- DfE number (or overseas equivalent if applicable) - for qualified teachers.
- GTC Registration (or overseas equivalent if applicable) - for qualified teachers.
- Medical fitness to teach - completed for all teachers and support staff.
A Photo ID Security Vetting email detailing the above is sent to all Schools before an Assignment for your Single Central Record.