Safeguarding

Safer Recruitment Policy Summary

Class Act Teaching Services are absolutely committed to Safeguarding and Safer Recruitment. We have a very close working relationship with the Safeguarding Team LADO at OCC (Oxfordshire County Council) and follow their protocols at all times.

Anyone working in a school through Class Act Teaching Services will have passed our very strict vetting procedures and that we have done everything necessary to ensure the safety of children or vulnerable people.

Our procedures ensure that the background checks of all of our staff is exemplary and all applicants will be required to undertake a face to face interview as well as passing various checks some of which are listed here:

  • Personal face to face interview with every candidate
  • Written References
  • Qualifications and QTS checks (and NQT Induction if applicable)
  • Identity, DBS checks, Overseas Police checks, Barred Lists
  • Health questionnaire
  • Evidence of Safeguarding Training

This summary highlights some of the key steps undertaken by Class Act Teaching Services.

The full Safer Recruitment Policy is available to Schools and Class Act Teachers (and Teaching Assistants) on request.

Safeguarding Policy Summary

This summary highlights Class Act Teaching Services approach to Safeguarding. The full Safeguarding Policy is available to Schools and Class Act Teachers (and Teaching Assistants) on request. A Safeguarding “Letter of Assurance” is also available to all schools.

Class Act Teaching Services are absolutely committed to Safeguarding and Safer Recruitment and also have a very close working relationship with the OCC LADO (Safeguarding Team).

Before we place any teacher or teaching assistant in a school we will either request evidence of recent relevant training or we will arrange to train them using OSCB material. 

On joining and at training we remind all Class Act Teachers and Teaching Assistants that: The child’s welfare is paramount and safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility, that as a teacher (or teaching assistant) your core responsibilities are:

  • to recognise and respond
  • know who to contact
  • share information appropriately
  • be trained, be aware

Class Act have a designated safeguarding lead who will provide support for our staff members to carry out their safeguarding duties and who will liaise closely with other services for example Oxfordshire Safeguarding team.

Class Act undertake the regular review of safeguarding related policies and procedures.