Wydelta firmly believe that the safety of both pupils and adults working within the school or as a supply teacher is paramount. We therefore ensure all checks are performed prior to introduction to the Wydelta platform.

As a registered member of the REC (Recruitment Employment Confederation) we are audited to ensure good practice is carried out throughout our verification process. We base all security checks on both the ISA & DFE guidance and regulations.

 Before a supply teacher is visible on Wydelta:


  • Face to face interview in person with ALL supply teachers.
  • Secure Access’ checks regarding history of teaching.
  • Original ID checks on two pieces of photographic documentation.
  • Original certification of the Enhanced DBS*.
  • Right to work in the UK.
  • Working abroad checks, if applicable.
  • Proof of address.
  • Change of name information, if applicable.
  • TRN number, to ensure all information is consistent across documentation.
  • References from the last 5 years of employment.
  • Health declaration signed.

*The supply teacher must be registered with the Update Service. If they are not, we proceed to conduct a new DBS Enhanced Check through Hampshire County Council.

Before a school is visible on Wydelta:


  • Check http://www.education.gov.uk/edubase/home.xhtml to see that the information given is in line with that on the database.
  • Call up the school using the provided number and ask to speak to the contact name given.
  • Ask the contact when they signed up (This is a rough time scale not exactly).
  • Ask the contact to confirm selected pieces of the information given within the registration process.
It is important to note, that no supply teacher or school is visible on the platform until all of the above have been satisfied. Only then will the supply teachers profile become ‘activated’ and searchable by a school.

Our protocol for supply teaching is to travel to schools with a photo ID & their original DBS certificate. The system will have already shown you a picture of the supply teacher you are expecting, along with their name. This is then simply cross referenced with the individual who arrives at a schools reception.