Advanced Certificate in Safer Recruitment in Schools

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About the Course

About the Course

Duration: 35 mins (approx)

All schools must ensure that they have robust policies in place around the selection and suitability of prospective employees and that they are proactively creating a culture of safer recruitment. It is essential that all staff have an awareness of safer recruitment as part of their statutory duty to keep children safe from harm and abuse.

Our Essential CPD course in safer recruitment provides you and your staff with the core content you need to ensure adherence with safer recruitment procedures. Delivered in high-quality video CPD format that has been skilfully organised for busy workloads and is accessible on any device, anytime, anywhere, our safer recruitment training has been designed to provide maximum learning potential in the leanest, most cost effective and most time-efficient manner.

Delivered by subject matter expert, Christina Leath, the course has been divided into four easily digestible modules and contains links to further learning, resources and activities throughout, with knowledge tests and assessments to help you evidence your safer recruitment compliance.

Designed in line with the following policies

  • Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020 (KCSiE)
  • Staffing and employment advice for schools (DfE 2017)

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the legislation and your statutory requirements around safer recruitment in schools
  • Recognise the most effective recruitment process and detailing key internal procedures
  • Cultivating a safer recruitment culture and employing robust practices, including DBS checks
  • Understanding the key principles of safer recruitment and the need for continuous training
  • Identifying best practice in safer recruitment and signposting further resources and help
Course Units

Introduction

This CPD certified course will help you to better understand your roles and responsibilities in relation to safer recruitment. It is aimed at governors, senior leaders and members of school staff who work in all school settings, from early years thro...

Module 1: Understanding safer recruitment

Module 1 will provide you with an understanding of what exactly safer recruitment is, the roles and responsibilities attached with recruitment, the process around hiring and selection, as well as what makes for an effective recruitment process.

Module 2: Cultivating safe recruitment

In module 2 you will learn about robust practices around safer recruitment and the required employment checks in accordance with Staffing and employment advice for schools (DfE 2017) including DBS checks and prohibitions, sanctions, directions and re...

Module 3: Further considerations

Module 3 explores the additional role specific considerations that schools will need to consider, how supervision can be an effective aspect of safer recruitment and what best practice in schools may look like.

A concise & clear overview of safer recruitment

Christina presents the information in a clear and accessible manner covering the requirements for a robust safer recruitment policy and practice in school.
Emma Hooper - Merrow Church of England (VC) Infant School

Safer Recruitment

Above my pay grade currently but I enjoyed and gleaned a lot from this module
Dan Granger, Teacher - Tupton Hall School

Very clear and informative course.

Excellent course!
Sandra Clarke - Phoenix Primary & Secondary School

Safer recruitment in school

I did find it difficult at the start of the course but got there in the end.
Karen Stephenson Ayoola, Support staff - Phoenix Collegiate

Safer Recruitment

Fast paced and informative. The need for revisiting and pausing the webinar is essential to take it all in.
Chris Foster, support staff - Grove Street Primary School and Nursery School

Very good

A very informative course.
Tracy Halfacre, HLTA - St Bonaventure's School

Ms Zeqiri

Good information on how to make sure candidates meet our school's safeguarding expectations on top of DBS checks.
Merita Zeqiri - The Stonebridge School

Jam packed course

A lot of information to take in. I'm pleased I took notes. A lot has changed since I last completed safer recruitment training.
Lisa Fegan, Deputy Headteacher and DSL - Tollgate Community Junior School

Thank you

Love these courses and webinars and have my life easier as a new head
Khadijah Gulmnabi, Deputy Head Teacher - Jame'ah Girls Academy

Informative

Very thorough and informative.
Stacey Holmes - Clarborough Primary School

Safer Recruitment

This is very concise course that gives you the need to know facts about recruiting in an educational setting and is really useful to a new Governor like myself when about to select and interview for the school.
Richard Daniels, Governor - Alderman Pounder Infant and Nursery School (FHT)

The course was efficient, informative and concise

very easy to access
E Hynes - Vyners School

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