Safer Recruitment - FREE online training
Here: Safer recruitment in education - e-learning | CWDC
I've just done it as I'm also a school governor and end up on interview panels.
This course is for people recruiting in the schools sector, previously accessed via the National College for Leadership of Schools and Children's Service (previously NCSL).
From 1 January 2010 it is mandatory that any appointments of school staff are made by a recruitment panel that should include at least one person who has been trained in safer recruitment. Ofsted will request evidence as part of their inspections that each recruitment panel meets this requirement.
Having completed (and passed) the training, I think it might also be useful for those of you applying for jobs.
You will see:
- what schools are looking for in your applications and at interview
- why you should be completing an application form, not just sending a cv
- what is required from referees
Give it a go; it takes about 4 hours and it's something else to add to your cv. The certificate is valid 5 years.