Our Safeguarding Process

Safer Recruitment Policy Summary

Class Act Teaching Services is committed to teacher safeguarding and the safer recruitment of supply teachers and teaching assistants. We have a very close working relationship with the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) at Oxfordshire County Council and always follow their protocols.

All primary teachers, SEN teachers, EAL teachers, teaching assistants or other supply staff working in a school through Class Act Teaching Services have passed our strict vetting procedures. We do everything necessary to ensure the safety of children and vulnerable people.

Our supply teacher recruitment procedures ensure that the background checks of all our staff is exemplary. All applicants are required to undertake a face-to-face interview as well as pass various checks.

Our teacher safeguarding checklist

  • Face to face interview with every candidate
  • Written references
  • Qualifications and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) checks (and Newly Qualified Teacher induction if applicable)
  • Identity checks, DBS checks, overseas police checks, barred list checks
  • Health questionnaire
  • Evidence of safeguarding training
Teacher safeguarding to protect children and teaching staff

Safeguarding Policy Summary

This summary highlights some of the key steps undertaken by Class Act Teaching Services. But the full safer recruitment policy is available to schools and Class Act teachers (and teaching assistants) on request. A Safeguarding “Letter of Assurance” is also available to schools. 

Before we place any supply teacher or teaching assistant in a school, we either request evidence of recent relevant safeguarding training or we arrange to train them in-house using Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board (OSCB) material. 

On joining, and at training, we remind all Class Act school support staff that children’s welfare is paramount – and safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility. 

Also, that as a teacher (or teaching assistant), their core responsibilities are:

  • To recognise and respond.
  • Know who to contact.
  • Share information appropriately.
  • Be trained, be aware

Class Act has a designated teacher safeguarding lead who provides support for our staff members to carry out their safeguarding duties. They will also liaise closely with other services, including the Oxfordshire Safeguarding team (LADO).

 

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