We aim to ensure that individuals are recruited, selected, trained and promoted on the basis of ability, job requirements, skills, aptitudes and other objective criteria. In this respect we will ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, marital status or disability, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which are not covered by legislation or existing codes of practice.
Uplands Primary School and Nursery is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and expects all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices share this commitment.
Some positions require an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check because they involve contact with (or access to data concerning) children/young people/adults at risk. On your application form, you will need to tell us about any spent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings which may later appear on your DBS Certificate.
To find out more about the application process for working with children, young people and adults at risk in Bracknell Forest schools, visit https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/jobs/applying-job/applications-work-children-young-people-or-adults-risk
The Local Safeguarding Board (LSB) has responsibility for working together to oversee the safety and well-being of children and young people. For Bracknell Forest schools, information about the Board can be found here: https://bracknellforestsafeguarding.org.uk/
You may be asked about your physical ability to perform the job during interview. As a condition of the Offer of Employment, the successful applicant will be asked to complete an Occupational Health questionnaire from which our Occupational Health Advisor will assess your medical suitability to do the job. You may be required to attend a medical examination.
On your application form, you will be asked to provide the names and addresses of two people who will provide a reference. At least one should be from your current/most recent employer. If you are not currently working with children/adults at risk but have done so in the past, it is important that a reference is obtained from the employer by whom you were most recently employed working with children/adults at risk.
Employment references must be provided by your current or most recent line manager and will not be accepted from relatives or people writing solely in the capacity of friends.
We take up references for all shortlisted candidates and wherever possible we like to apply for these prior to interview.
To note, where a follow up discussion is required following receipt of a written reference, the details of this conversion should be documented and retained. The applicant is able to request a copy of this information and, where appropriate, challenge for accuracy.
You must be entitled to work in the UK before you can start work with us. If you have any doubt of your ability to work in the UK visit: https://www.gov.uk/prove-right-to-work.