“Website is fine but the application form is frustrating. Especially inappropriate/illegal to demand that applicants state whether they've taken maternity leave before (and to state that it is a legal requirement to provide that information).
I wouldn't have used the website to apply if I had a choice.”
Posted 3 months ago
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are pleased to hear you found the website fine to use.
In regards the application, in order to comply with Safer Recruitment guidelines schools are required to view the full employment history of candidates with any gaps in employment explained with the dates and reasons.
This is the same for all school application forms and a requirement in order to comply with Keeping Children Safe in Education. There is no specific reference to maternity leave on the application, only that all gaps in employment must be explained.
We have tried to reach out to you to clarify this further. We wish you the best of luck with your recent applications and please do get in touch if we can be of any further assistance.