Support Staff Application Form

Thank you for applying for an appointment with Bentley Wood High School. As requested, please find attached an Application Form for you to complete.

It is most important that you read the enclosed guidance notes and also note the information given below.

The decision to invite you to attend for assessment or interview will be based on the information you provide on this form. Please write clearly using black ink as this form may be photocopied.

  • Do not attach a CV/work history alone, as they will not be considered.
  • If you are sending an application on tape, follow the order of the sections in the form.
  • Please indicate if someone has completed the form on your behalf in the section provided.
  • You may attach additional sheets whenever necessary. If you do, remember to put your Name and if applicable the Personal Reference Number and the Job Title at the top of the sheet. These can be found on the first page of the form.

All information supplied on this form is subject to the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998. The information provided will be treated as confidential and will be used in connection with personnel, monitoring and management purposes only.

Please use black ink so that it can be photocopied. A CV submitted alone will not be considered.

All relevant information should be on the application form and additional supporting statement. Please indicate if someone has completed the form on your behalf. You may attach additional sheets whenever necessary. All information supplied on this form is subject to the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 and will be treated in confidence.

When completed please return to: Bentley Wood High School, Bridges Road, Stanmore, Middlesex HA7 3NA or

Personal Details

Are you a current employee of the Academy?
Are you a close relative or partner of any employee of the Academy?
Are you required to hold a work permit?
Are you related to a member of the Academy’s Governing Body?


The Disability Discrimination Act defines a “disabled person” as a person with:

“A physical or mental impairment which has a substantial or long term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day to day activities.”

The following question on disability is designed to enable us to assess what action we might take to offer positive employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

Do you have a disability?

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Information

The Academy has an Equal Opportunities Policy and is committed to recruiting the best applicant for the job, regardless of any factor other than the ability to do the job. To help us monitor this policy, please complete this recruitment monitoring form. All information will be treated in the strictest confidence. Your co-operation is welcome and helpful.

I consider my ethnic origin to be:

Please give details of any criminal convictions, cautions or bindovers. The post you are applying for is an exempted employment under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exemptions) Order 1975. You are required to declare to us, on the back of this form, any convictions, cautions or bindovers even if you consider them to be spent.

Candidates are assured that information regarding convictions will not necessarily disqualify them from consideration. If at any point after completing this declaration, you are given a criminal conviction you must advise the Academy immediately. If you are appointed and are given a criminal conviction, you must tell your Manager immediately.
Providing false information or knowingly omitting or concealing any relevant fact about your eligibility for employment will result in your name being withdrawn from the list of candidates. If such a discovery is made after you have been appointed then you will be liable to be dismissed without notice.

The Academy is under duty to protect the public funds it administers and to this end may use the information you have provided on this form for the prevention and detection of fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies administering public funds solely for these purposes.

Has someone completed this form on your behalf?

I declare that all the information on this form is correct to the best of my knowledge.


We do not take up references prior to shortlisting. However, it is our policy to contact all referees prior to interview. Please supply the name and address of two referees. One referee must be your current or, if you are not employed your most recent employer. Referees must be previous employers, not friends, or former colleagues and must not be related to you. If you are shortlisted references may be taken up before interview. Occasionally references may be sought from previous employers not listed below. If you do not wish us to contact your current employer before interview, please place a cross in the box below. We reserve the right to take up references from any of the previous employers you have listed. Note: reference requests will be addressed to the Manager/Director of your previous employing organisation.

If the job you are applying for has responsibility for money, goods, accounts, computer operations or computer programming a reference is required from all employers during the last three years. Please provide additional information on a separate sheet. Should you require further clarification please contact the Academy.

First Reference

Second Reference

Educational Achievements/Training

In this section please list all educational achievements, e.g. GCSE, ‘O’ level, ‘A’ level passes, BTec, City & Guilds, degree and professional qualifications including membership of any professional bodies. You will be asked to provide documentary evidence of qualifications listed below at interview stage.

Please state the level and the date achieved
Please state the level and the date achieved

Member of Professional Bodies

Employment History

Current or Most Recent Employment

Are you still employed?

Previous Employment

Periods Unaccounted For

Please give details of any periods that are not accounted for by full time employment, education or training. This would include periods of unemployment, carer's responsibilities, ill health, etc.

Supporting Statement

Please explain how your experience, skills, abilities and knowledge, gained in paid or unpaid work, study or training, meet the selection criteria for the post described in the person specification.

Make sure you address all the criteria on the person specification, including that on equal opportunities, if specified (if you fail to do so, you will not be shortlisted).

Remember to include relevant experience (skills you have gained outside paid work e.g. voluntary and community work).