Our Teacher Recruitment Process for Schools

We are one of the UK’s leading teacher recruitment agencies so you can be confident in our ability to select the right candidate to fulfil your current or prospective teaching vacancies. With regional offices placed across the UK we are best placed to find your ideal candidate.   

We know how important it is to find the right person for the job which is why we ensure that the following checks are carried out on all of our teaching candidates:

  • Face to face meeting- A sixty minute consultation is conducted to gain a thorough understanding of the candidate’s behaviour management strategies, knowledge of the UK national curriculum and suitability to work in schools.
  • Verification of right to work in the United Kingdom and Proof of Identity - We follow the Prevention of Illegal Working protocol as set out by the UK Border and Immigration Agency.

  • Proof of Address and National Insurance Number - We check all original documents and take copies for our records.

  • Minimum of 2 verified and authenticated references – we require two recent professional reference letters or referee contact details. All referees are contacted for verification to ensure authenticity. References are assessed to ensure candidates suitability to work in schools.

  • Enhanced DBS - We apply for an Enhanced Disclosure for all candidates, including overseas candidates, unless they have an existing DBS registered with the DBS Online Update Service. Our candidates are encouraged to sign up to the DBS Online Update Service and once joined, we run annual checks to ensure the DBS remains up to date. If a candidate has a 3 month break in Education service Tradewind will apply for a new DBS. All Tradewind issued DBS certificates not registered to the Update Service are renewed every 3 years.

  • Disqualification by Association – All candidates working with children 8 or younger must complete a Safer Recruitment questionnaire detailing all relevant information including information relating to household members.

  • List 99 check - A List 99 clearance is performed for all candidates who attend a registration meeting with Tradewind to ensure candidates are not included on the list of known child offenders.

  • Work fitness & health clearance check - Candidates are required to complete a Fitness to Work document.

For international applicants the following checks are also applicable:

  • Verification of qualification - We sight and copy all documents and ensure that any qualifications obtained overseas meet the UK equivalent standards.

  • Overseas Police check - Police clearance checks need to be issued within 3 months prior to leaving an overseas country. Where a check is not possible to obtain, Tradewind require a Federal Clearance Check or a Letter of Good Conduct. It is company policy that all candidates provide 5 years’ worth of criminal history.

All documents are sighted by a member of our specialist Business Operations team at the registration one to one meeting. All schools are informed by our consultants of any outstanding documents prior to placement, which enables all of our schools to make an informed decision.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us and one of our professional recruitment consultants will assist you. 

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About Tradewind

Tradewind Recruitment recruit Primary, Secondary and Special Needs Teachers plus Support Staff to work in schools and pre-schools throughout the UK.

Tradewind specialise in placing teachers and support staff in schools throughout London, the Home Counties, Essex, Birmingham and Manchester.

Who do we recruit?

  • Primary Teachers
  • Secondary Teachers
  • Special needs teachers
  • Cover supervisors
  • Teaching assistants
  • Nursery nurses

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