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 REC Audited Education Gold Standard Accreditation.

Compliance Plus

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.

Applicant Testimonials

Denise - Primary School Teacher
Thank you Academics so very much for all your help - you have helped me so much, I really appreciate everything you have done....
Kerri - Primary School Teacher
I arrived in London yesterday and it’s only been a day but so far I’m loving the area I’m in.  I’m really impressed with how efficient and fabulous Academics have been and I thank you both for ...
Rebecca - Mathematics Teacher
I have just finished my two year contract at VISS and I wanted to thank you greatly for helping me obtain such a wonderful position.  You were instrumental in helping me navigate the employment ...
Elise - Science Teacher
I have had the pleasure of working with both the Australian office and the UK office of Academics Ltd.  All staff members have been friendly, courteous, helpful and quick to respond. I have ...
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