Frequently Asked Questions: Jobs in schools
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Jobs in schools FAQs
Q: Safeguarding Issues - In regard to ASTs or Outreach Teachers, are the schools that allow these teachers into their schools required to do a CRB check, or is the employing school’s CRB check sufficient?
Q: Safeguarding Issues - It is clear that training providers such as HEI, SCITT, etc. can provide umbrella CRB checks for trainee teachers which negate the need for placement schools to run CRB checks, but what about the GTP where a trainee is employed by a school? Would a second placement school need to run a CRB check of their own?
Teachers in England are paid on a national pay scale. NQTs will begin on Main scale point 1 and progress each year up to point 6. The starting salary for September 2009 will be approximately £21,000. However, schools are at liberty to offer incentives and recruitment points at their discretion. For example, secondary teachers offering shortage subjects might be offered additional salary, as might teachers with relevant previous experience.
Q: Recruitment of Teachers from Ireland - Can you teach in the UK directly after completing your teacher training and before completing the one year required teaching practice? How do you Register as Teacher in the UK?
Q: Safeguarding Issues - SET have advised that the CRB checks that they provide for their 1 to 1 Tutors are sufficient to cover schools, even though schools will be paying the Tutors directly. Is this correct?
Q: Safeguarding Issues - Our school hosts a breakfast club each morning which is run by representatives from Southend United Football Club (SUFC). SUFC have run CRB checks on them all, but is the school required to run its own checks?
Q: Safeguarding Issues - What are the rules regarding the new Ofsted inspection framework surrounding safeguarding? Will school fail an inspection if they put ‘risk assessments’ in place whilst waiting for a CRB to arrive?
Q: Safeguarding Issues - I have a member of staff who has been employed for a number of years as a Cover Supervisor and has been CRB checked. She has recently qualified as a teacher and I am going to employ her to do one to one tuition. I have been told that she must have a new CRB check as she is changing her role. How is this safeguarding children?