Session title: Inspiring Induction Practices

Creating a blueprint for outstanding induction practice


Inspiring Induction Practices is a half- or full-day session.

Information for event organisers

Do your tutors know what an outstanding induction programme looks like? The journey towards it begins by firmly establishing how you would like your learners to be different as a result. What are the skills they need right at the start of the course to enable them to achieve well on their first assignments? What culture do you need to establish at the start of a programme such that all learners moderate their behaviour so that it’s inline with expectations?

When providers get induction right, they reap the benefits all year. When they get it wrong, staff have to work too hard to try to put things right.

The half-day version of this session will develop both delegates’ mindset and skillset to create a transformational induction experience. In the full-day session, they’ll leave with tangible strategies.

Publicity information for potential delegates

‘Preventable contact’ is the time teachers spend with learners in-between lessons to do such things as help them catch up and sort out under-performance issues. This can be exhausting. Imagine if your induction programme produced learners who could learn effectively independently and with peers, in a positive, can-do culture; and where attendance and punctuality issues simply don’t exist. This session is designed to help you develop an unmissable, unforgettable induction experience for your learners.

This session will enable staff to:

  • produce an aspirational quality standard for Induction
  • explore the Formula for Happiness and consider its impact on the production of schemes of work and lesson plans
  • prepare for inspection by considering the implications of the new Ofsted 2015 Common Inspection Framework.

What the delegates say

  • One of the first training courses that kept my interest throughout!
  • A twisting, green-slimy feeling of guilt and abject excitement.


  • Big ideas to put into action!
  • (I need to) completely rethink induction – big inter-department project between construction and engineering?

Lakes College

  • Jaded to Jazzed.
  • I feel empowered to take control of induction.

Solihull College & University Centre


The half-day version develops delegates skills to design a new induction experience; in the full-day version, delegates will go on to complete the first drat of their design. The half-day session can also be integrated with the following in a staff development day include:

Inspiring Induction Practices (group 1) Inspiring Induction Practices (group 2)
Inspiring Induction Practices Initial assessment, ILPs  target setting
Inspiring Induction Practices Equality and diversity
Inspiring Induction Practices Developing literacy skills
Inspiring Induction Practices Supercharged evaluation skills
Inspiring Induction Practices Independent learning


To discuss your requirements in detail, please phone or drop us a line.