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Confidential Application Form

The information given on this form will be treated in confidence.  Any offer of employment will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references and documentary evidence showing your entitlement to work in the UK.

So that we compare candidates fairly, this form is the only document we consider when screening applications.  Therefore, please do not send a CV, written references, examples of work or other supporting information unless it is specifically requested.

Position applied for

Personal details & declarations

Asylum and Immigration Act 1996

If no NI number available, do you have evidence of your entitlement to live and work in the UK?

Disability Discrimination Act 1995

Do you have any disability, which might require Gretton School to make reasonable changes in order for you to undertake this job?

Medical declaration

Your relation to Cavendish Education Ltd

Are you related to any existing employees or directors of Cavendish Education Ltd?

Your education

Please give details of Secondary, Further Education including GCSE’s and A Levels or equivalent vocational courses & Higher Education.

Secondary education

Further education

Higher education

Any other professional or vocational qualifications

IT skills

Please select your level of ability for each of the following:


Employment history

Please complete details of your present/most recent employment as requested below. Please include any part time or voluntary employment.

Present/most recent employment

Previous employment

Please enter in chronological order. Please note: Any gaps in employment history will be explored at interview.

Previous employment 1

Previous employment 2

Previous employment 3

Personal statement

Using the Job Description that you have been sent with your Application Pack, please demonstrate using examples your suitability for the position you are applying for. Please include your reasons for applying and interest in this position.


Please supply the names and contact details of three referees who can comment on your suitability for this position. One should be your current or most recent employer.

(Note: if you are not currently working with children but have done so in the past the second referee should be the employer by whom you were most recently employed in work with children. References will not be accepted from relatives or persons who only know you as a friend). Where this information is not given we reserve the right to contact your current/most recent employer directly.

Also, in relation to work with children, we will seek information about any past disciplinary issues relating to children and/or child protection concerns you may have been subject to. If you have any concerns about this please contact the school to discuss the issues.

Referee 1

Referee 2

Referee 3

Please note that we only contact referees after interviews and if you are offered the position, all references are verified with a telephone call.

Personal declarations

The position for which you are applying involves contact with children and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and all subsequent amendments (England and Wales). For these positions you are not entitled to withhold information about police cautions, bind-overs, or any criminal convictions including any that would otherwise be considered ‘spent’ under the Act.

You are therefore required to declare below any convictions you may have even if they would otherwise be regarded as “spent” under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, including any bind-overs and cautions. You should also list any pending prosecutions.

Have you EVER been convicted or bound over at court cautioned or caution by the police for ANY offence or do you have a prosecution pending?

If YES please provide details below of the pending prosecutions, convictions, cautions, warnings and bind-over orders, including the approximate date, the offence, and court or police force, which dealt with the offence.

Failure to declare a conviction, caution, warning, bind-over or pending prosecution, may disqualify you from appointment, or result in summary dismissal if the discrepancy comes to light.

DECLARATIONS – please read carefully

For persons who are not British or EU Nationals

Data Protection Act

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998, I consent to the information contained in this form and any information received by or on behalf of Cavendish Education Ltd, relating to the subject matter of this form, being processed by them in administering the recruitment process.

If you are appointed, the information will form part of your personnel record and may be used by Cavendish Education Ltd for business purposes including the prevention and detection of fraud. If you are appointed, the foregoing information will be stored on the computer files of a personnel information system.

Self Declaration

I hereby declare to the best of my knowledge and belief that:

  1. I am not on the Children’s Barred List.
  2. I have never been cautioned for, convicted of or charged with certain violent and sexual criminal offences against children and adults, at home or abroad.
  3. No orders have been made against me relating to my care of children.
  4. I have never had any registration cancelled in relation to childcare or children’s homes or have ever been disqualified from private fostering.
  5. I am not living in the same household where another person who is disqualified lives. Disqualification is determined by someone NOT meeting criteria 1 to 4 above.
  6. I declare that the information I have given on this form is complete and accurate and that I am not banned or disqualified from working with children nor subject to any sanctions or conditions on my employment imposed by The Independent Safeguarding Authority, the Secretary of State or a regulatory body. I understand that to knowingly give false information, or to omit any relevant information, could result in the withdrawal of any offer of appointment, or my dismissal at any time in the future and possible criminal prosecution.

    I understand that if my application is successful I will be required to obtain an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service Check (DBS).


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