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Spring Bank Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and we expect all adults working in our school, whether staff or volunteers, to share this commitment.

The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. All posts involving direct contact with children are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. However, amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013 & 2020) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’. These are not subject to disclosure to employers and cannot be taken into account. Guidance and criteria from the Ministry of Justice on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found here. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide details of all unspent convictions and those that are not filtered prior to the date of the interview. You may be asked for further information about your criminal history during the recruitment process. Please see the flowchart at the bottom of the page. If your application is successful, this self-disclosure information will be checked against information from the Disclosure & Barring Service before your appointment is confirmed. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guidance. 

Please note, Section 7(1)(a) of the SVGA 2006 (, it is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred in engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

We may carry out an online search on shortlisted candidates. This is to help identify any incidents or issues that have happened and are publicly available online, that might compromise your professional role.