St Aidan'sCatholic Primary SchoolCome in and learn with Jesus; go out and serve with love.


Welcome toSt Aidan'sCatholic Primary SchoolCome in and learn with Jesus; go out and serve with love.



Safeguarding Recruitment Statement

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Safer recruitment training has been undertaken by Senior Leaders, Office Management and Governors. Online checks will be carried out for shortlisted candidates.


The school will:

1. Implement robust recruitment procedures and checks for appointing staff and volunteers to ensure that reasonable steps are taken not to appoint a person who is unsuitable to work with children, or who is disqualified from working with children, or does not have the suitable skills and experience for the intended role.

2. The following pre-employment checks will be undertaken:

• Receipt of at least two satisfactory references

• Verification of the candidate’s identity

• A Children’s Barred List check (when undertaking regulated activity)

• A satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure

• A prohibition from teaching check (teachers only)

• Verification of the candidate’s medical fitness

• Verification of qualifications

• Verification of professional status where required e.g. QTS status

• The production of evidence of the right to work in the UK

• (For teaching posts) verification of successful completion of statutory induction period (applies to those who obtained QTS after 7 May 1999)

• If the person has lived or worked outside the UK, make any further checks the school or college consider appropriate

• Keep and maintain a single central record of recruitment and vetting checks, in line with DfE requirements.

The school adheres to a strict whistle blowing policy which applies to all staff members, Governors and volunteers in school. It outlines who and where report concerns about staff conduct relating to the safeguarding of children to.