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Mount Stewart Federation, places utmost importance on the safety and welfare of children within the educational environment. We are dedicated to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of children and young people, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this unwavering commitment.

We understand that safeguarding children can be fully achieved only by setting the highest standards for recruitment, coupled with effective inter-agency collaboration, and by fostering a workforce that is both competent and genuinely invested in the roles they fulfil.

The Mount Stewart Federation strives for a diverse and inclusive workforce, comprising individuals from varied backgrounds who bring distinct skills and perspectives to their roles. We are determined to ensure that our recruitment and selection processes are thorough, consistent, and equitable, and foster equality of opportunity.

We rigorously adhere to statutory guidance from the Department for Education, namely ‘Keeping children safe in education’, and to the principles outlined in Safer Recruitment guidance. We apply all necessary measures in vetting candidates who will be perceived by our students as safe and trustworthy adults and maintain the expectation that all our staff consistently act in the best interest of the children.

Mount Stewart Federation and the broader Brent Schools are committed to the safety and welfare of all our students. As such, successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Furthermore, for individuals who have resided or worked overseas for a substantial period, an overseas check may be required.

Our detailed Safeguarding Policy is an essential part of every candidate pack and is available for review here: MSF Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy.


We seek to recruit individuals who share our vision and determination to enable every student to achieve their maximum potential. Our staff are expected to demonstrate the same enthusiasm and dedication to our school’s ethos.

We believe in collaborative growth, working alongside local schools within the Brent area to establish a robust professional community that nurtures development and offers expansive opportunities for career progression. Our recruitment processes respect national terms and conditions for teaching and support staff, ensuring fair and professional employment practices.

Inclusion, Equality, and Diversity

We, at Mount Stewart Federation, uphold the principles of equality, diversity, and inclusion, aspiring to recruit and retain top-tier professionals across all areas of our federations. Our objective is to have a workforce that mirrors the diverse composition of our student population and the local community.