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Recruitment & Selection of Staff

The recruitment of the right staff can make or break any organisation. Given its significance, it demands considerable time and care. Yet careful processes can still deliver the wrong result. In addition to being highly competent, staff in schools must also be suitable in terms of upholding the school’s responsibility to safeguard the welfare of its pupils.


This course will enable you to review your arrangements for staff appointments in line with best practice in the education and other sectors.


It will cover:

  • The legal responsibility and delegation of powers for appointments

  • The essential elements of a successful appointments process: advertisement, further particulars, shortlisting, interviews, references, pre-employment checks

  • Research into effective selection methods

  • Safer recruitment requirements

  • Complying with equalities’ legislation

  • Induction and probation

Aimed at:

Headteachers, Governors, Senior Leaders and any other staff involved in the recruitment process.

Duration: Half day

Harmer Consultancy – David James and Stuart Waters


David James has over 30 years’ experience working across Children’s Services at local and national levels. From a teaching background, David was the Head of Educational Personnel Services in the Shropshire LA for twelve years before joining the General Teaching Council in 2000, where he was the Head of Professional Regulation.


Stuart Waters had nearly 30 years’ experience as a Schools’ HR Officer with Shropshire Council up until 2012. CIPD qualified, he provided a highly valued service to LA maintained schools, academies and sixth form colleges in all the key areas of HR management including Head Teacher Induction, Safer Recruitment in Education (Accredited Trainer), Pay Determination and Reviews, Managing Child Protection Allegations, Performance Management, Staff Reductions and Pensions.

Delegate Price:   £70 including refreshments






19th April 2016




To book places, please contact Jeanette Gillott at St Peter’s Learning Centre on 
01939-232292 or email