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Vermont School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and vulnerable adults and fulfilling our statutory obligations as detailed in the DfE statutory guidance, ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’.


We are committed to recruiting candidates who share this commitment and therefore we apply robust recruitment and selection procedures to ensure that the people selected are suitable and that all candidates are subject to appropriate pre- employment checks.


The School is committed to the fair treatment of its staff, potential staff or users of its services, regardless of race, sex, gender reassignment, religion or belief, sexual orientation, pregnancy/maternity, responsibilities for dependants, marriage/civil partnership, age, disability or offending background.



If you are invited for interview for a position working with, or with access to, children and young people and/or sensitive information relating to children and young people, we shall assess your suitability by considering the following:

  • Your motivation to work with children and young people;

  • Your ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children and young people;

  • Your emotional resilience in working with challenging behaviours; and

  • Your attitude to the use of authority and maintaining discipline


Pre-Employment Checks

The following pre-employment checks will be undertaken prior to employment and any offer of employment is conditional upon these being returned as satisfactory:

  • Identity check

  • Evidence of Right to Work in the UK

  • References

  • Social Media Profile

  • Occupational Health/Medical Pre-Employment Screening

  • DBS Check (at appropriate level)

  • ‘Barred List’ Check (as appropriate)

  • Evidence of qualifications applicable to the role

  • Teachers and others prohibited from the profession check

  • Confirmation of registration with applicable registered body

  • S128 Direction Check for governor positions

  • Additional Checks for Overseas Candidates



We strongly recommend interested parties to view our Safeguarding Policy prior to applying for a role at Vermont School.  Our Safeguarding Policy can be found under the Policies tab.

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