Security and Vetting

At Academics, we understand that vetting and security is paramount in education, which is why we pride ourselves on going above and beyond DfE guidelines so that our clients can be 100% assured that our applicants have been vetted using the most stringent vetting procedures in the industry, allowing clients to comply with their legal obligations for Safer Recruitment in Education.

Academics have achieved both Compliance+ and REC Audited Education Gold Standard Accreditations — and are proud to be the only company in the UK to currently hold both standards.

Compliance PlusREC

You can be assured that our vetting procedures are always adhered to and that for all applicants we hold;

  • Teaching Qualification – if applicable (verified by DfE/QTLS check or UK NARIC if awarded overseas)
  • Valid Photographic ID
  • Proof of Right to Work in the UK (UK/EU Passport or valid visa document)
  • Competency Based Interview
  • Professional References (covering 2 years including most recent employer)
  • Current DBS Certificate (Including a valid Online Status Check)
  • Barred List Clearance (formerly List99)
  • Medical Declaration
  • Overseas Police Checks – if applicable (for time spent living or working overseas)
  • Current CV (covering 10 year work history)

In the regrettable event of an incident occurring which involves an Academics candidate, we will follow DfE Incident Reporting Guidelines to the letter.  We will also provide all relevant documentation within our powers, and attend any subsequent meetings or hearings.

Client Testimonials

22/03/2016
Foster's Primary School
I have worked with Leigham from Academics for a couple of years now. In times when recruitment is becoming such an issue for schools, it is good to have some help from experienced agency recruiters ...
16/03/2016
Step Academy Trust
STEP has been working with Academics since the summer 2013. Leigham Stone is our consultant who we hold in high regard. Over the last three years, Leigham has provided us with some quality candidates ...
26/03/2015
The Westgate School
I have worked with Academics and specifically with Mohammed Meah for just over a year, in the capacity as Head Teacher of a Secondary School in Slough of just over 1000 students.In this role I work ...
23/03/2015
Ash Manor School
Academics have provided us with some great staff over the course of time, some of which are still with us and nearing the end of their second year.We have dealt with, in particular, Frank Roast, at ...
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