Student Safety in Schools Recruiting and Managing Staff


This report presents the findings of ERO's 2013 evaluation of how schools ensure student safety when recruiting and managing staff. ERO focused on four key areas in this evaluation. To make this report easier for school staff and trustess to consider, the findings, recommendations and self-review tools have been grouped under each of the four headings below:

  • Balancing students needs with concerns about staff
  • Recruitment and appointments that emphasise keeping students safe
  • Robust attestation, registration and police vetting
  • Board knowledge and preparation for their role as employer

There is also a small section on:

  • Resources to support trustees and principals