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Throughout this form we ask for some personal data about you. We’ll only use this data in line with data protection legislation and process your data for 1 or more of the following reasons permitted in law:
• You have given us your consent
• We must process it to comply with our legal obligations.
You’ll find more information on how we use your personal data in our privacy notice.
Overley Hall Limited is legally obligated to process an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate before making appointments to relevant posts.
The DBS certificate will reveal all unspent convictions and cautions and any convictions or adult cautions that would not be filtered, and any other information held by local police that’s considered relevant to the role. Any information that is “filtered” under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment Orders 2020 / 2023) will not appear on an enhanced DBS certificate. You can find more information about the filtering rules on the Ministry of Justice website.
All roles at Overley Hall are in regulated activity with children; some roles may also be in regulated activity with adults. The DBS check will therefore include a relevant barred list check(s).
It is an offence to seek employment in regulated activity if you are barred from undertaking that work.
Any data processed as part of the DBS check will be processed in accordance with data protection regulations and the company’s privacy notice.
A copy of the company’s child protection and safeguarding policies and employment of ex-offenders policies can be found here.
Any job offer will be conditional on the satisfactory completion of the necessary pre-employment checks.
Only applicants who have been shortlisted will be asked for a self-declaration of their criminal record or other information that would make them unsuitable for the position.
Information shared in the self-disclosure which may be relevant to suitability will be discussed with the candidate during the interview stage. Any convictions that are self-disclosed or listed on a DBS check will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Overley Hall Limited will conduct online searches of shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence checks.
If you’ve lived and/or worked outside of the UK since attaining the age of 18, Overley Hall Limited must make any further checks it considers appropriate (in addition to the usual pre-employment checks). This may include overseas police checks and / or references.
We’ll base the decision on whether this is necessary on individual circumstances, and factors such as:
• The length of time you’ve spent in or out of the UK
• Whether you had a residency permit / lived or worked in another country for more than 3 months
• Whether the country that you have lived / worked in has systems for providing criminal / police certificates
If you have been employed as a qualified teacher in a country outside the UK, we will seek verification of your teaching record from the relevant teaching regulator where applicable.
Overley Hall Limited will require you to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.
By signing this application, you agree to provide such evidence when requested.
Find out more about how Overley Hall Limited recruits teachers from overseas in guidance from the Department of Education.
Please list any personal relationships that exist between you and any of the following members of the Overley Hall community:
• Staff including Management team
• ‘Friends’ of Overley Hall
If you have a relationship with a member of the Overley Hall community as mentioned above, this does not necessarily prevent them from acting as a referee for you.
Please provide details of your education, qualifications, and training from secondary school onwards.
You will be required to produce evidence of qualifications.
Please include below the name, status, address, and telephone number of two referees, who are not related to you, one of whom must be your current or most recent employer. If you are not currently working with children or vulnerable adults but have done so in the past, your second reference must be from the last place where you worked with children or vulnerable adults.
Overley Hall Limited reserves the right to seek any additional references we may deem appropriate. In line with the Children’s Home Regulations 2015, if you are offered a role in our children’s home, we will try to contact all your previous employers in the children’s workforce to ascertain your suitability and integrity.
Information requested will include details of your past performance, disciplinary records, reason for leaving and suitability to work with adults, children, and young people.
Prohibition from management of an independent school (s128)
Management of an independent school includes the role of proprietor, headteacher, deputy headteacher, assistant headteacher, finance director, bursar, etc and may also include departmental heads or similar. Individuals who are included on the s128 list are prohibited from being employed in management of an independent school. If you are applying for a management role at Overley Hall School, please answer the following question.