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Please complete this form as fully as possible. If you are appointed, the information you provide on this document will form the basis of your personal record and will be available to senior staff at the centres.This form is for employees who worked in 2016 and 2017 only.

Position Applied for:
1. Personal details

Current Contact Details

Permanent Contact Details (if different)

2. Qualifications update since your last appointment with TVSS including TEFL, first aid, sport, lifeguard, music, etc
Please include details of anything you have done since your last contract with TVSS, even if we already have details on a previous application form.


Qualification/Subject & Grade

Date awarded

3.Employment update since your last appointment with TVSS
Please include details of anything you have done since your last contract with TVSS, even if we already have details on a previous application form.





Hours p/week

4. Recreation activities (to be completed by EFL teachers only)
As part of your role, you will be expected to lead or actively supervise afternoon and evening recreation activities. Please tick those activities below that you feel enthusiastic about and able to actively and competently supervise.
Sports Activities
Creative Activities

If you have qualifications in any of the above, please make sure you include the details in Section 3.

Please use this space if you are applying for a different role to your previous one with TVSS.
As there is a gap in your employment with us from summer to summer, we are now required to obtain a professional reference from Returnees for your employment in the intervening period. Please provide the details of one suitable referee below. References from friends or family or pre-written references will not be accepted. Referees will also be asked about your suitability to work with students under 18.




Thames Valley Summer Schools is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and young people. We expect you to share this commitment.

In the event of a successful application, an Update Service check will be performed where applicable or an Enhanced DBS Disclosure (and/or a Certificate of Good Conduct for those living overseas) will be sought and a Barred List check done. You will also be required to do a short online Safeguarding course prior to your arrival at the centre.

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

All posts involving direct contact with vulnerable children are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
The amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013) 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 on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Disclosure and Barring Service website.

If you have answered yes, supply details of all convictions in a sealed envelope marked "confidential" and attach to this form. If your application is successful, this information will be checked against information from the Disclosure & Barring Service before your appointment is confirmed. Any disclosures will be treated in the strictest confidence. Failure to disclose convictions will result in dismissal. Having a conviction will not automatically prevent you from working for Thames Valley Summer Schools.

Smoking, Alcohol and Substance Abuse Policy

All our centres operate as non-smoking environments. As a member of staff, you agree to not smoke anywhere on the school site.

The consumption of alcohol and substance abuse is not permitted at any of the centres. You may consume alcohol when off duty and not at the course centre, though you must be fit to supervise students on your return.

Promotional Material

By signing this form I give my permission that any films or photos taken during my employment with Thames Valley Summer Schools, in which I appear, may be used for training or promotional purposes.

Data Protection

Your personal details will be recorded on our computers and paper copies will be filed. If your application is successful and you accept a contract with Thames Valley Summer Schools, the application form will be kept on your personal file. If your application is unsuccessful, this form will be kept on your file for no more than 18 months. This information may be disclosed to third parties, including the British Council, and Senior Staff at the centres. By submitting this application form you give your consent to Thames Valley Summer Schools to hold and process your information in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Please see our Privacy Policy for a complete overview regarding how we process and how long we retain your data.


I confirm that the above information is complete and accurate and I understand that any offer of employment is subject to:

  • a) references which are satisfactory to the school
  • b) a satisfactory DBS certificate and check of the Barred list
  • c) the entries on this form proving to be complete and accurate and
  • d) a satisfactory medical report, if appropriate.

I confirm that I have not been disqualified from working with children, cautioned or sanctioned in this regard. I have not withheld any facts or criminal conviction relevant to my application and there is no reason why I should not be considered a person suitable to work with children. I understand that any false or misleading information may be sufficient for cancellation of any agreements.

For emailed applications, please type your full name in the signature area.

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