Staff handbook: guidance and examples

Save yourself time by reading what to include in your staff handbook, and using our examples from schools for inspiration.

updated on 25 August 2023
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  1. What to include
  2. Examples from schools 

What to include

A staff handbook should bring together any of the employment information that employees need to know which doesn't change too often. 

You should organise your handbook in a way that will help new (and existing) staff easily find the information they need.

Review the handbook regularly, for example every term, to make sure that all the information it contains is accurate and up to date.

Make sure it's easily accessible for staff, for example on your school website or interact.

You should include your:

School values Vision, aims and mission statement School expectations and behaviour code (pupils and staff)  Dress code (pupils and staff) Anti-bullying and harassment policy How the school welcomes and supports new staff, and your