Recruitment, Selection and Vetting Policy Recruitment, Selection and Vetting Policy
Safer Recruitment - Clearing and Vetting
REESON Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and carry out compliance checks in line with DfE guidelines. Each of our registered candidates are taken through the following steps in order to ensure that ALL teachers and support staff placed through REESON Education are fully qualified and cleared to the highest standards.
All candidates are interviewed in person by a trained and professional REESON Education employee. Please note that due to COVID-19 any candidates that have registered since 23rd March 2020 have been interviewed via video link as directed by the DfE.
Identification is verified with photo ID and proofs of address.
All candidates are Enhanced DBS with Barred List, checked. Up to date DBS Disclosures are applied for by REESON Education where necessary. We encourage candidates to subscribe their Enhanced DBS certificate to the DBS Update Service and carry out regular status checks where they have subscribed (for full details please see our DBS Policy)
Verification of candidate’s medical fitness to carry out their duties is sought.
All candidates’ right to work in the UK is verified in line with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.
Original qualifications are sighted and verified with the awarding bodies if required.
Teacher Reference Numbers (TRN) are checked and confirmed directly with the TRA.
All Teachers are regularly checked against the TRA Teacher Services lists to ensure they are not prohibited from teaching. Where relevant they are also checked against the list ‘Section 128 Barring Directions’ (those barred from taking part in the management of any independent school, including academies and free schools)
Full CV History is obtained and discussed, including roles outside of teaching and any breaks in employment.
A minimum of two comprehensive references are obtained and verified directly with the referees. One reference will be from the current or most recent employer, if this is not related to working with children a further reference that is will be sought (where the candidate has previously carried out such work).
Overseas Police Checks are obtained for candidates who have spent six months or more, in the last five years outside of the UK. Where an Overseas Police Check cannot be obtained a reference of good conduct will be sort.
Teachers who have worked outside the UK, and entered the UK from 1 January 2021, are required to provide a Letter of Professional Standing issued by the professional regulating authority from the country in which they worked.
All candidates read part 1 of the DfE guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education and if required complete a Childcare Disqualification Declaration in line with the Childcare Act 2006.
Child Protection Policy, Equal Opportunity Declaration and Code of Practice are agreed to and signed off during the registration process.
Recruitment of Ex-Offenders
As an organisation assessing applicants’ suitability for positions which are included in the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order using criminal record checks processed through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), REESON Education complies fully with the code of practice and undertakes to treat all applicants for positions fairly.
Equal Opportunities & Diversity
REESON Education embraces diversity and aims to promote the benefits of diversity in all of our business activities. We seek to develop a business culture that reflects that belief. We will expand the media in which we recruit to in order to ensure that we have a diverse employee and candidate base. We will also strive to ensure that our clients meet their own diversity targets.
REESON Education will not discriminate unlawfully when deciding which candidate/temporary worker is submitted for a vacancy or assignment, or in any terms of employment or terms of engagement for temporary workers. REESON Education will ensure that each candidate is assessed in accordance with the candidate’s merits, qualifications and ability to perform the relevant duties for the role.
REESON Education is committed to providing a high level service to our customers. If you do not receive satisfaction from us we need you to tell us about it. This will help us to improve our standards.
If you have a complaint, please contact Lauren Hanrahan, Sales Director by phone 020 3841 0777 in the first instance so that we can try to resolve your complaint informally.
At this stage, if you are not satisfied please contact Gareth Reece, Company Director. You can write to him at: 26-28 Hammersmith Grove, Hammersmith, London, W6 7HA.
REESON Education is a member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and adheres to their Code of Professional Practice.We strive to provide the best possible service to our clients and candidates at all times and welcome comments and suggestions on how we can improve our services.
Our customer service policy is based upon the ‘three Cs’ of Courtesy, Communication and Consistency:
All recruitment consultants will be trained in customer service standards; will exhibit customer friendly service skills; and be knowledgeable, professional and courteous in meeting the needs of our customers.
Staff will return all phone calls and emails received from clients and registered candidates and applications in respect of specific vacancies within agreed timescales. Where we are unable to meet this agreement we will inform you of this as soon as possible and agree a new deadline.
As part of our commitment to upholding professional standards, we will review our policies annually to ensure that they continue to meet business needs and the Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s Code of Professional Practice; and that they are consistently applied to all our customers.
Access to Information
We comply fully with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).Any personal or confidential information held on a client or work seeker is fully accessible to that person or body for review or editing by contacting the Data Protection Officer.
Our full policies for all of the above are available upon request at any time. For this information, or to view our full list of company policies, please contact Ben Lewis, our Director of Operations on 020 3841 0777 at any time.