Recruitment and retention toolkit

We are pleased to confirm that the web based Recruitment and Retention Toolkit for schools has been reviewed.  The toolkit contains a range of guidance and links to help you attract, select and retain the most talented applicants.

Please get in touch with us if you need any support with recruitment and retention. 

You can contact us by email or phone 01296 382233.

National standards

There are also some national standards to consider:

Employment law relating to recruitment & selection
Department for Education – Teachers Standards
NCSL & NGA – Guide for recruitment & selection of a new Headteacher
Department for Education – National Standards for excellence for Headteachers
Department for Education – National Standards for supporting teaching learning

The Toolkit

The recruitment & retention toolkit is divided into four main sections:

1. Recruitment

  • can you avoid recruiting?
  • defining your recruitment needs
  • attracting candidates

2. Selection

  • shortlisting
  • selection tools
  • competency based interviews
  • evaluating assessment evidence

3. Offer, on-boarding and induction

  • making the conditional offer
  • on-boarding
  • induction
  • recruitment review

4. Retention


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