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Safer Recruitment

The safe recruitment of staff in schools is the first step to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children in education. Harrow High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

It is recognised that this can only be achieved through sound procedures, good inter-agency cooperation and the recruitment and retention of competent, motivated employees who are suited to, and fulfilled in the roles they undertake.

This school recognises the value of, and seeks to achieve a diverse workforce which includes people from different backgrounds with different skills and abilities. The school is committed to ensuring that the recruitment and selection of all who work within the school is conducted in a manner that is systematic, efficient, effective and promotes equality of opportunity. The school will uphold its obligations under law and national collective agreements to not discriminate against applicants for employment on the grounds of age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or creed. 

Harrow High School pays full regard to Department of Education statutory guidance ‘Keeping children safe in education 2021’ and Safer Recruitment guidance; May 2013. We ensure that all appropriate measures are applied in relation to everyone who works in the school, who is likely to be perceived by the children as a safe and trustworthy adult, and we expect everyone who works at the school to always act in a child’s best interest.

Harrow High School and Harrow Academies Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students. Successful applicants will be required to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. If you have lived and/or worked outside the UK for over 3 months, then the school may request a ‘Certificate of Good Conduct’. For more information, visit:

Our policy on Safeguarding is below. This should be read in conjunction with every candidate pack. For more information about our safeguarding policies, please click the link below: