**Please note this series of teacher registration guides is for candidates registering with Teacher Booker directly. If you have signed up via a MAT, LA or other organisation's Supply or Talent Pool, a different process will apply that is specific to that Pool**

When you register for supply opportunities, we'll start our vetting process. At each stage, you'll receive an email telling you what is required to proceed. This article gives an overview of the 'Vetting' section of your account, where you can keep track of the status of your documents.

What if I'm already with an agency?

No problem!

We don't have an exclusivity clause so you can be with as many agencies as you wish.

If you've been working through an agency long-term, it's important to know what the terms of the placement are as well as the margins and fees are being deducted from your pay, as long-term placements via some agencies can severely limit your earning potential and career mobility.

We can help you understand your current arrangement (often terms are quite obfuscated and complex), and potentially help you to earn more while the school pays less for the exact same arrangement as you have via the agency. We have helped teachers earn up to 30% more whilst staying in the exact same job. Get in touch with us at hello@teacherbooker.com for more details.

Our Registration Process

Stage 1:
You are requested to upload your CV and a scan/photo of your DBS certificate, after which point you will be invited for an interview. Check progress on your dashboard. You'll see status updates for each document as they are screened by our staff.

Possible document statuses:

  • Awaiting docs

  • Received and in review

  • Received and accepted

  • Rejected

If rejected a reason will be given. Please fix the problem and resend the document. For example, an uploaded document may be rejected because is blurry, past its validity, or does not meet our criteria. Contact details for referees may also be rejected if they are, for example, personal email addresses such as Gmail or Hotmail.


Stage 2:

All scanned documents must be uploaded before the interview. Please upload them from your Vetting Dashboard.

Please read all the guidelines carefully before uploading your documentation. A rejected document will result in a delay of your application. 

Candidates are sent reminder emails to upload missing documentation when their vetting is incomplete.


You are required to provide contact details for two referees as part of your registration. These must include one from an education or childcare sector employment and one from the most recent employer, where possible.

If you are applying as a teacher, we will require at least one reference that covers classroom teaching, except in a small number of very specific cases, for example when a candidate has not worked in education for a period of more than 5 years.

If you are applying as a teacher but the bulk of your recent work has been through a recruitment agency, you may request them to provide a statement of work for you. If they agree, please provide the contact details of your recruitment consultant. This will be used to acquire a statement of work, equivalent to a reference for our purposes.

If you are applying for a teaching position but you are not currently working in education, we will require you to supply details for two institutional referees who provide full written references -- a statement of work, character reference or open testimonial will not be sufficient.

NQTs may provide references from their teaching placements and/or university course leader.

References must, where at all possible, be given by a person in a position of authority and must be sent from an email address associated with an institution. The referee’s position will be verified by Teacher Booker.

Candidates are informed that all referees they provide must have an institutional e-mail address (e.g. of the form @camdenschools.sch.uk) as opposed to a personal e-mail address (e.g. of the form @gmail.com) in order to be contacted.

In some circumstances, we will accept references that have already been written and issued on paper. In such circumstances, we will always follow up with the stated referee to guarantee the authenticity of the reference.

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