Accessibility Links

Safeguarding checks

We are required by statutory guidance to make specific safeguarding checks on everyone we place in schools and we undertake the following documentary checks as part of your registration process.

Identity
We check your identity against the DBS approved list of documents, most commonly:
  • Passport
  • Photo driving licence (UK)
  • Utility bill or bank statement (dated in the last 3 months)
Right to work in the UK
  • Valid or Expired UK/EU passport   or
  • Non-EU passport with visa and Biometric Residence Permit   or
  • EU National ID card   or
  • Full UK birth certificate and NI number or
  • Certificate of Naturalisation and NI number 
Criminal record check
Please note, we re-check all DBS disclosures every 12 months, so we strongly recommend you subscribe to the DBS Update Service.
  • Enhanced DBS Enclosure from Protocol Education dated within 12 months   or
  • Enhanced DBS Enclosure with valid Update Service subscription
  • Overseas Police Check (where applicable)
Barred list
  • Checked as part the Enhanced DBS Check and then re-checked annually.
Prohibition from teaching orders
  • Checked against the NCTL database
Childcare disqualification and disqualification by association
  • A signed declaration as part of the application process
Qualifications & Qualified teacher status
  • NCTL check to confirm Teacher Reference Number and QTS (UK qualifications)   or
  • Original and verified non-UK teaching qualification
References (2 required)
  • Most recent employer (from head, deputy head or head of department)
  • One other professional reference (from head, deputy head or head of department)
  • University tutor and references from school placements (for NQTs)
Non-school references and character references are accepted where you have not previously worked in schools. Please contact our Registration Team for details. 

 

Latest news
Are you prepared to go naked in the classroom this Friday?
Are you prepared to go naked in the classroom this Friday?
Friday 30th September is Naked Teaching Day but you will be relieved to hear that it has nothing to do with shedding your clothes, inviting
Read blog
27/09/16
Getting Started
Getting Started
Very few people go through life knowing exactly what they want to do. Melissa shares with us how she came to the decision that a life in
Read blog
16/09/16
Academy? - or not
Academy? - or not
  How much difference has academisation really made? Lyn shares her experiences with academies in comparison to schools under a local au
Read blog
14/09/16
Essential New CPD Course from Protocol Education
Essential New CPD Course from Protocol Education
Improve your behaviour management skills! We pleased to be able offer a fantastic behaviour management course for Protocol Education teachers this t
Read blog
14/09/16
Don’t forget to be you – that’s what you’re best at!
Don’t forget to be you – that’s what you’re best at!
Starting your first year of teaching or even going into a new school year can be a scary thought. Nigel's blog highlights the things you need to ke
Read blog
08/09/16
View all news
CPD REC Investors in People UKAS