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All applicants must complete our application form. This ensures all information is presented in the same way, so that applicants are treated equally and fairly. We do not accept CVs as part of the selection process. You may wish to provide a covering letter with your application form.

Where possible, we ask that applicants apply electronically. However, if you need our application pack in a different format, please email

Disclosure of interest

These questions inform us of your eligibility to work for us and allow us to adapt our recruitment and employment processes where possible, e.g. if you have a relationship (personal, financial or professional) with a proposed interview panelist and/or manager.


Our selection process is based on each individual’s own merits and abilities and is assessed against the essential and desirable criteria. The information provided in your application is evidence and used against the essential and desirable criteria required for the post. For more information on completing your supporting statement, please read the “completing your application” guidance

Criminal convictions

Self declaration form – please return in a sealed envelope and bring with you to interview.

For posts that require a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check, the School will undertake a check for the successful applicant. If you have a criminal record, you must tell us about all ‘spent’ and ‘unspent’ cautions and convictions.

We ask that you also tell us about any police reprimands/cautions/warnings that may be revealed by the request of an enhanced disclosure from the DBS. If you are shortlisted, you will be asked to bring identification to the interview.

Eligibility to Work in the UK

You must have, or be able to obtain before you start, permission to work in the UK. Further information can be found on the UK Border Agency website


We will obtain references for all candidates who are invited to interview. One reference must be from your current employer. By request, we can delay this reference until the successful applicant has been identified but two other references will be obtained in the meantime. No formal offer of employment will be made before we have received a minimum of two references covering five years.


If you are selected for interview, the HR department will contact you with the details of the interview and explain what you need to bring. This contact is made by e mail wherever possible. Usually, our selection process provides the opportunity to meet some other staff and students. For some roles you may be asked to take part in a written/practical/skills exercise and occasionally the School uses personality and/or aptitude tests.

Pre-employment Checks

All offers of employment are made subject to pre-employment checks including a medical questionnaire, reference returns and a satisfactory enhanced DBS clearance.

Equality, Diversity and Safeguarding

Worle Community School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We welcome applications from all groups regardless of ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion. All successful applicants will be required to have an enhanced DBS check before commencement of employment.