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Induction Policy

 

 

 

Stoke Primary School

 

Induction Policy

 

 

 

    

 

Date reviewed by Governors:         Autumn 2019

 

Date of next review:                  Autumn 2021

 

 

Appendices included:

 

Appendix A               Initial Induction Checklist

Appendix B                Pupil Induction Policy

 

 

 

Modifications:

 

  1. Revised Appendix A

 

STOKE INDUCTION POLICY

 

Our aim is that every new member of staff, new parent and new child will be made to feel welcome and given assistance to enable them to become aware of our aims, policies and organisation. We will meet this aim by induction programmes appropriate to the position.

 

1.   NEW MEMBER OF TEACHING STAFF

 

  1. Before interview, applicants have had a broad, but clear, job description.  Applicants must know what they are applying for prior to interview.
  2. Before beginning in post, new members of staff are encouraged to revisit the school and, if possible, their future class.  If they wish access to their classroom in the holiday prior to taking up post, every attempt is made to give them this opportunity.
  3. Before they take up the post, their phase leader will go through our staff handbook and induction process with them
  4. Before they take up post a set programme of curriculum and organisational briefings will have been agreed with all existing staff over half term (see appendix A).
  5. The first meeting the with the Headteacher takes place early in the first half term, to establish:-
    1. success of induction so far;
    2. any specific duties;
    3. possible professional development opportunities.
  6. All new teachers, other than NQTs, will have a designated member of staff as a mentor.
  7. In the case of Newly Qualified Teachers, an agreement is taken with Coventry NQT Induction to offer additional training and support, and an in-school mentor is appointed.

 

2.    SUPPLY STAFF

 

  1. A copy of the school handbook is available in the staff room.
  2. When supply is used for a planned absence, the class teacher leaves a detailed daily plan, and ensures that the school routine sheet is at the front of the handbook.  Timetable on desk/plans to be available as soon as possible if not first day.
  3. The member of staff in the nearest teaching base to that of the supply teacher is available for advice and/or assistance if required.

 

3.    PARENT / CHILD

 

  1. All prospective new pupils and their parents are offered a tour of the school and given a prospectus.
  2. There is an induction programme for all new reception pupils (see EYFS Policy).
  3. There is an initial meeting and induction for all new pupils/parents who start school throughout the year which assists in identifying any extra support the  pupil(s) may need.

 

4.         GOVERNORS

 

  1.     The induction programme for governors is contained in the Governor’s pack.

 

Appendix A

INITIAL INDUCTION CHECKLIST

 

Name………………………………………….                                            Date………………       

 

TOUR OF SITE
 

Conducted by

Date

Comments

Layout of school

     

Introduction to staff

     

Entrances/Exits

     

Car park

     

Resource and stock areas

     

 

EVERYDAY ROUTINES & EXPECTATIONS
 

Conducted by

Date

Comments

Checking in and out

     

Planning documentation

     

Class lists

     

Timetables

     

Coffee/tea arrangements

     

Playground expectations

     

Lunchtimes

     

Hours of working & Absence procedure

     

Standards of work

     

Displays

     

 

SCHOOL POLICIES & PROCEDURES
 

Conducted by

Date

Comments

Behaviour Policy

     

Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy

     

Curriculum/Teaching & Learning Policy

     

Educational Visits

     

E-Safety & Acceptable Use Policy

     

Feedback & Presentation Policy

     

Inclusion Policy

     

Professional Code of Conduct Policy

     

September Safeguarding/H&S Training

     

Staff Handbook

     

Supporting Pupils with Medical Needs

     

 

SAFEGUARDING AND HEALTH & SAFETY
 

Conducted by

Date

Comments

GDPR

SBM

   

Accident/Near misses

SBM

   

EYFS Intimate Care Policy

AHT/Phase

   

Fire drills

SBM

   

First Aid procedures

SBM

   

Health & safety Policy

SBM

   

Prevent Extremism & Radicalisation

AHT/Phase

   

Risk Assessments

SBM

   

 

Notes

 

 

 

Appendix B

 

PUPIL INDUCTION POLICY

Children will be admitted into school in September, in the school year in which they are five.

 

Our aim is to make every child’s start at Stoke Primary School as happy and relaxed as possible.

 

Children will be sent a personal letter offering them a place at Stoke Primary during the Spring Term prior to the September they will start school.

 

This will be accompanied by an invitation to attend a meeting with other prospective parents.  At this meeting the organisation of the school will be discussed, also starting dates for each child.  This meeting will take place June/July.

 

Children and Parents will be invited to spend time in their reception class, during the second half of the summer term.  This will give them opportunities to become familiar with our building, grounds and the adults they will meet around school.  They will be invited to story times and an induction morning in July.

 

Admission to school will be staggered over a two-week period at the beginning of September.  We will admit the children in groups of 6 for a whole day, beginning with the summer born children.  This will allow the youngest children plenty of time to get used to the school routines before the majority of the children start school and the class becomes full.

 

Parents will have an opportunity to discuss their child’s first weeks in school with the class-teacher, early in the Autumn Term.

 

Children transferring from other schools will be carefully integrated into the appropriate year group.

 

They will be introduced to a group of children who have volunteered to befriend them and help them to adjust to their new surroundings and school procedures.

 

After half term parents will be offered the chance of an interview with the class teacher.

 

 

 


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