2017 - 2018 ACADEMIC YEAR
AN OVERVIEW OF OUR NEW STARTER INDUCTION PROGRAMME
The Lincoln College Group recognises that an effective programme of induction will help to ensure that new employees settle in well and gain an understanding of the organisation, its policies and procedures and culture as early as possible giving each new starter a full opportunity to quickly become effective and motivated team members.
A structured induction process is therefore in place for all new employees to ensure that they receive a comprehensive induction programme.
The induction for all new starters consists of three main parts (with an additional tailored induction for new academic members of staff):
HR First Day Induction
HR FIRST DAY INDUCTION
Our induction process starts on the first day of employment when each new starter is met by Nicola Jepson/Sam Crosby (HR Assistant) in Main Reception and given an introduction to the Lincoln College Group.
A typical first induction progamme will consist of the following:
8:30am - The new employee wil be met in Main Reception by Sam Crosby/Nicola Jepson. They will then be taken for their staff ID badge and will take part in a 30 minute HR First Day Induction.
The HR Induction follows a structured format and provides each new starter with information on the following key areas: College Structure, College Campuses, Catering Facilities, Policies and Procedures, Sickness Absence Reporting, Employee Self Service, Annual Leave, Workplace, Car Parking and College Benefits (including Perkbox, the benefits platform that all Lincoln College Group employees have access to – Find out more - booklet link to be added ).
09:15am – 10:00am – H&S Induction
10:00am – 17:00am – Department First Day Induction
Each line manager will develop a tailored local area induction which will help to introduce new employees to relevant points of contact and ensure that they are aware of essential local practices and procedures.
As part of their Department Induction new starters can expect a range of information and training about the organisation and their new job, including guidance on:
•Core business objectives and values
•The purpose and key responsibilities of their new role
•Fire and health and safety procedures
•The individuals with whom they will be working
•Expected standards of behaviour and performance
•All policies, procedures and rules, including those concerning safeguarding and equal opportunities.
A review meeting will also be held at the end of their first fortnight of employment to discuss how the first few weeks with the organisation have gone and to identify any gaps within their induction. As part of the review meeting they will also agree some short-term objectives which will be reviewed as part of their first probationary review meeting.
The college has developed a comprehensive corporate induction programme, which follows a blended learning approach.
The induction programme incorporates an e-induction site designed to bring together legislative and regulatory training for staff alongside key information required by a new starter to ensure that they have the tools they require to settle down into their new role.
The e-Induction site is used alongside classroom training for Equality and Diversity, Safeguarding and Health and Wellbeing at Work.
As part of the Corporate Induction programme, each new starter receives a Development Plan.
The Development Plan specifies the requirements and timescales in which employees have to complete each element of their induction.
Each new starter will also receive an induction guide from the staff development team, which supports them in using the e-Induction site.
LINCOLN COLLEGE GROUP NEW STARTER INDUCTION
New starters with no teaching qualification will be supported in their first year through this new programme, so as to find their feet and gain elements of the Award in Teaching and Learning; progressing onto the Certificate in their second year .
NEW STARTERS WITHOUT A TEACHING QUALIFICATION
A new model of induction for new academic starters (including assessors/instructors) was launched in September 2017. This new induction was put in place to ensure new academic staff are supported appropriately and have manageable workloads to thus provide a high quality learning experience for our learners.
An overview of the new academic induction can be seen over the following pages.
New members of staff will undertake:
Initial skills audit:
This will be sent electronically via Survey Monkey or Typeform prior to the new starters first day.
Dedicated LAT induction days:
One session per half term (Tuesday’s) will occur called ‘spring board’, where all inductees will attend a day’s intensive introduction to LAT at Lincoln/Newark College (dependent upon numbers).
There will be two phases,
Phase 1 will be a whole day 10-3 and Phase 2 will be half a day 9.30-12.30, this will be around 6-8 weeks after phase 1.
The LAT Induction Days will ensure all are fully aware of :
the Lincoln College Groups Strategic Ambitions,
ETF Professional Standards.
In addition, they will cover;
Using technology to develop digital literacy, teaching tool kit and how to be a reflective practitioner.
This will take place within the first 2 weeks via Swivl, which will then be reviewed by the teacher, using a reflective model and shared with the new employees AP (Advanced Practioner). A coaching conversation will take place following the reflection with actions plans for development identified.
Inductee Workplace group:
Set up for the sharing of information and support. This will also provide a support network with colleagues and coordinating AP.
Ongoing AP support:
Focused and personal AP support will be available throughout the first academic year, with new members of staff being coached and directed to appropriate internal staff development activities by the AP responsible for induction.
DEDICATED LEARNING, ASSESSMENT AND TEACHING INDUCTION FOR ALL ACADEMIC NEW STARTERS