Staff Induction Training

The Problem

Rachel thinks it is unacceptable that her school lacks effective communication and support for the whole staff community. Unfortunately, when Rachel began the program staff turnover had been high, staff morale was low, and training and ongoing development was minimal. Rachel thinks that a lack of ongoing support for all staff including teachers and administration was contributing to this and she believes in a school where all staff feel supported.

Rachel’s Solution

The key to Rachel’s initiative was a change management project to implement a dynamic an interactive training program that grows with the role. The program will be implemented during 2019. 

Rachel reviewed current induction training and how training is different depending on what time of year staff join. Part of her review included the feedback forms staff complete following initial induction training and she also introduced a second feedback form to be completed six months after the initial induction to elicit staff concerns. She introduced a ‘get together’ lunch on a regular basis to build communication across new ‘starters’. She has planned an online, interactive induction program which allows for accessibility, learning at your own pace and refresher training.

Rachel’s Impact

The program will be implemented in 2019 when Rachel will be able to see the impact of her work. 

Like the idea?

Rachel would love your support for Staff Induction Training, or for you to start a similar program in your school, and she’d love to hear about any ideas you have or lend a hand where she can. Shoot an email to if you want to get in touch with Rachel and we can connect you. Feel free to cheer her on in the comments below as well.

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  1. Rachel, thanks for sharing. You have sparked an idea for me regarding our staff induction. It is currently overwhelming and huge for new staff. Documenting videos that can be accessed by new staff in their own time would be invaluable. We do it for many other areas of our school community and would certainly lessen the head full of ‘stuff’ and allow for the high priority needs for new staff. I hope the initial implementation has gone well and will serve to build wellbeing for your newest community members.
    I appreciate your ideas and problem solving.


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