TimePlan is committed to child protection and safer recruitment in education and has 13 vetting standard procedures and checks. At least one qualified teacher is involved in our vetting process. Evidence of all checks are filed and recorded on our database.
A face-to-face interview – in a private room.
Identification check – against a passport, national ID card or photo driving licence, and where necessary sight of marriage, divorce or deed poll certificates for evidence of a change of name. Evidence of NI numbers are requested.
Date of birth check – against a passport, national ID card or photo driving licence.
Proof of address – recent utility bill.
Qualifications verified – sight of originals or verification with the issuing institution.
Two independent professional references – All candidates must be able to supply a reference from their most recent employer and also a school based reference (for a minimum of 2 years previous employment history). Where a teacher is newly qualified references will be requested from the university and their teaching practice schools. The purpose of the reference is to obtain objective and factual information to support appointment decisions. All reference requests are accompanied by a safeguarding questionnaire that must be completed and returned.
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 DBS and all candidates from overseas, or teachers who have taught overseas, must have a current police clearance from the relevant country.
Disqualification by Association – all relevant staff in relevant settings must be asked to complete a childcare disqualification declaration affirming that they are not disqualified.
Barred List Search check – as part of the recruitment process and then annually.
DfE number (or overseas equivalent if applicable) – for qualified teachers. Although GTCE registration is no longer applicable for teachers, TimePlan requires documentary evidence of QTS or QTLS where applicable. TimePlan uses the new employer access service provided by the NCTL and the IfL in order to carry out full teacher status checks including a prohibition order check.
GTCS Registration – for those teaching in Scotland
Medical fitness to teach – completed for all teachers and support staff.
TimePlan Education believes in Equal Opportunities in employment for all.
TimePlan Education Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and is subject to a successful Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and two satisfactory professional references.
The vetting process might seem in-depth, however TimePlan will not consider any teacher or member of support staff for a position unless they have met all of the criteria.
If you have any questions about this or anything else, please do not hesitate in contacting your local TimePlan Office.