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Use our tips and checklist to plan effective staff induction so that new employees buy into your school's culture and settle into their role well.

This article is about inducting newly hired staff. For guidance on early career teacher (ECT) induction, for teachers at the start of their careers, head here.

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Use our checklist to help you arrange effective induction for new staff. Adapt it for your context and the employee’s role.

Be clear about who will be responsible for induction

This is important, otherwise your programmes can become disorganised. Choose whether to have:

  • One person responsible for induction throughout the school
  • The respective line managers responsible for inductions
  • Different people responsible for teaching staff and support staff induction

Prepare beforehand

Communicate clearly with them before their first day. For example, you could email them details such as the dress code and lunchtime procedures, or send them an

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