Our Recruitment Process
All candidates are required to complete the following forms when applying for a position at our school. Applications will only be considered if all forms on this page are completed and sent in with the application. Please complete all application forms and return by email to email@example.com . Please do not send CVs as applications will only be considered using the application provided.
Oxfordshire Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post involves the type of work with children and young people, that requires applicants to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post. All cases are considered confidentially and according to the nature of the role and information disclosed.
Current Vacancies – John Watson School
Pastoral and Safeguarding Manager vacancy- closing date Monday 20th February 2023 – Vacancy information
Teaching assistant vacancy – closing date Sunday 19th February 2023 Vacancy information
Casual TA vacancies – information
To apply for the above vacancies please use the relevant application form below, please make it clear on the application which role you are applying for.
As part of the recruitment process all candidates will be checked for suitability and assessed against the Person Specification and Job Description. All teaching staff will be required to spend some time in class as part of the selection process. A task will be set on the day of interview, all resources being provided at the time.
All applicants will be required to download and complete the forms below:
- Application Form – Support Staff
- Application Form – Teacher
- if the above form does not open, follow this link – https://www.hants.gov.uk/jobs/education-jobs-occ/application
- Overseas Check Form
As part of our recruitment process we will contact your current employer and other referees prior to interview using the form below. We will also conduct a DBS check for all employees.
The Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance advises that, as part of the shortlisting process, schools and colleges should consider carrying out an online search as part of their due diligence on the shortlisted candidates. This may help identify any incidents or issues that have happened, and are publicly available online, which the school or college might want to explore with the applicant at interview.
The search is purely about whether the individual is suitable to work with children. Care must be taken to avoid unconscious bias and any risk of discrimination. In line with that approach, it may be sensible to have someone not on the appointment panel to conduct the search – only sharing info that is relevant and of concern.
We are also frequently looking for Supply TA’s. If you would be interested in becoming a Supply TA please complete an application form and send to the school office email address – firstname.lastname@example.org
Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a self-declaration of their criminal record or information that would make them unsuitable to work with children and bring this in a sealed envelope to interview or email to the school prior to interview. The self-declaration form will be sent with the Invite to Interview letter.