The King's (The Cathedral) School


Teaching Staff Application Form

Teaching Staff Application Form - CONFIDENTIAL

The Board of Governors is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

1. Letter of Application

Please enclose a letter of application. Please refer to the applicant information pack which may include instructions on how to complete the letter of application.

2. Present / Last Appointment (if teaching)

3. Present / Last Appointment (if non-teaching)

4. Full Chronological History

Please provide a full history in chronological order since leaving secondary education, including periods of any post-secondary education/training, and part-time and voluntary work as well as full-time employment, with start and end dates, explanations for periods not in employment or education/training, and reasons for leaving employment.

 Job Title / PositionName / Address of EmployerNumber on Roll / School Type if ApplicableFull or Part TimeDates in EmployReason for Leaving

5. Secondary Education & Qualifications

 Name of School / CollegeFromToQualifications Gained and Date (i.e. A-Level, GCSE, Subject and Grade)

6. Higher Education

 Names and addresses of University or College and/or University Education DepartmentDates AttendedFull or Part TimeCourses / Subjects Taken and PassedDate of Examination & Qualifications ObtainedAge Groups for which Trained

7. Professional Courses Attended as a Teacher (please list relevant courses attended in the last 3 years)

 SubjectOrganising BodyDate(s)Duration

8. Other Relevant Experience, Interests & Skills

9. Referees

Give here the details of two people to whom reference may be made. The first referee should normally be your present or most recent Headteacher or equivalent person. If you are not currently working with children please provide a referee from your most recent employment involving children. Referees will be asked about all disciplinary offences which may include those where the penalty is 'time expired' if related to children, and whether you have been the subject of any child protection concerns, and if so, the outcome of any enquiry or disciplinary procedure. References will not be accepted from relatives or from people writing solely in the capacity of friends.

It is normal practice to take up references on shortlisted candidates prior to interview. This is in line with the most recent version of Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance.

First Referee

I consent to this Reference being requested before interview:

Second Referee

I consent to this Reference being requested before interview:

10. Reference Declaration

In compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we would like to ensure that you are aware of the data we will collect and process when requesting your references. Reference requests sent to your referees will ask the referee to confirm as a minimum:

The referee’s relationship with the candidate;
Details of the applicant’s current post and salary;
Performance history;
All formal time-limited capability warnings which have not passed the expiration date;
All formal time-limited disciplinary warnings where not relating to safeguarding concerns which have not passed the expiration date;
All disciplinary action where the penalty is “time expired” and relate to safeguarding concerns;
Details of any child protection concerns, and if so, the outcome of any enquiry;
Whether the referee has any reservations as to the candidate’s suitability to work with children. If so, the school will ask for specific details of the concerns and the reasons why the referee believes the candidate may be unsuitable to work with children.

By signing the below I consent to my named referees being contacted in accordance with the above.

You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time and can do so by informing our organisation’s Data Protection Officer that you wish to withdraw your consent.