Search4Teachers has strict recruitment vetting and safeguarding procedures which we apply to all our teachers and support staff before we send them to schools. Our qualified Designated Vetting and Safeguarding Lead is responsible for ensuring that all company procedures and protocol exceed those outlined in statutory guidance by Ofsted and the DfE.


We send you confirmation of our vetting and safeguarding procedures for each individual teacher or support staff before we send them to your school along with photo ID for added security. These security steps satisfy the OFSTED requirements for Safer Recruitment and Child Protection.


Once in a school our teachers and support staff are regularly monitored and their performance assessed by us through regular interaction with both staff and school/



Search4Teachers is committed to child protection and safer recruitment in education and our standard vetting procedures and checks are carried out for all Teachers and School Support Staff.

Evidence of all vetting and safeguarding checks are recorded on our database. these include:

  • An record of our in-depth interview.
  • Identification check – against a passport, national ID card or photo driving licence, and where necessary sight of marriage and divorce certificates.
  • Proof of National Insurance number.
  • Date of birth check – against a passport, national ID card or photo driving licence.
  • Proof of address – recent utility bill.
  • Qualifications verification – sight of originals or verification with the issuing institution.
  • Right to work – passports are checked for the right to work in the UK.
  • CV check – CVs are complete and any gaps are accounted for.
  • Criminal records check (UK and overseas if applicable) – all candidates complete an Enhanced Disclosure. In addition, all candidates from overseas, or teachers who have taught overseas, have a current police clearance from the relevant country.
  • Disqualification by Association – all relevant staff in relevant settings are asked to complete a childcare disqualification declaration affirming that they are not disqualified.
  • Barred List Search check – we do this as part of the recruitment process and then annually.
  • TRN Number and QTS/QTLS Date (or overseas equivalent if applicable) – for qualified teachers.
  • Search4Teachers requires documentary evidence of QTS and or QTLS where applicable. Search4Teachers uses the employer access service provided by the NCTL and Society for Education and Training (SET) to undertake full teacher status checks.
  • Teacher Status Checks – including prohibition from teaching check and a check against teachers sanctioned in other EEA member states.
  • Medical fitness to teach – completed for all teachers and support staff.
  • References – a minimum of two written References with completed Safeguarding Questionnaires, one from the last or most recent employer including at least one from an educational organisation are taken and verified before staff are cleared.
  • A Photo ID Security Vetting and Safeguarding email detailing the above is sent to all Schools before an Assignment for your Single Central Record

Headteacher Buckinghamshire

Headteacher Required: September 2018 Salary Range:  L26/31 (Fringe Area) Our... read more

Geography Teacher Milton Keynes

Teacher of Geography Our client school is looking to appoint... read more

Specialist Teaching Assistant

Specialist Teaching Assistant Applications are invited from enthusiastic, committed, and... read more