Good recruitment is vital for every school - finding the right people for the right roles at the right time. It ensures that the workforce has the relevant skills and abilities for the school's current and future needs. Effective recruitment is not just about filling an immediate vacancy but about having an impact on longer-term issues, such as future skills development and school performance.
Protecting our learners and vulnerable adults is a fundamental principle for the region. ERW - as well as its constituent Local Authorities and schools - have a key role to play if we are to ensure that all children and young people are safe and secure whist in education. Protecting learners and vulnerable adults from abuse is a shared responsibility for all staff. It should never be assumed that somebody else will recognise and report when children or vulnerable adults are at risk. In order to support this principle, it is crucial that all schools follow their Local Authority’s requirements in relation to Safer Recruitment practices. This page features useful guidance documents to assist school leaders and governors with recruitment and selection processes.
For more detailed advice, please contact your Local Authority’s HR Team in the usual way.
Governors Wales – Fact File on the NPQH
Governors Wales – Guide to Appointing Headteachers and Deputy Headteachers
Guidance note - Job descriptions
Guidance note - Selection methods
Summary of Recruitment Process
Recruitment and Selection: frequently asked questions
Model Headteacher Job description
Model Assistant Headteacher Job description
Model Deputy Headteacher Job desciption
Model Teacher Job description
The Staffing of Maintained Schools (Wales) Regulations 2006
The Staffing of Maintained Schools (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2014
The Government of Maintained Schools (Wales) Regulations 2005