New Teacher Induction Program developed at Goodstart
Goodstart Early Learning has developed a new Teacher Induction Program designed to help graduate and experienced teachers settle into their new role, as the organisation actively seeks new hires across its network.
Head of the Teacher Program at Goodstart, Katey De Gioia, said the program focused on helping teachers build their confidence, refine their teaching practice and build relationships with educators, children and families.
“The new program gives teachers access to 19 hours of induction time which includes seven hours of mandatory training and 12 hours of activities selected to meet each teacher’s individual needs,” Dr De Gioia said.
“There’s lots of flexibility allowing teachers to work closely with their centre manager to develop a personalised induction plan.”
Dr De Gioia said that the program also offers a range of tools and resources, professional development opportunities and support from across the organisation.
“As an organisation we recognise the importance of induction and the impact it has on our teachers.”
“Providing a great induction not only strengthens a teacher’s ongoing development of skills and knowledge, it also improves job satisfaction and commitment, increases wellbeing and reduces teacher attrition. This in turn has a positive impact on ensuring high-quality outcomes for children and families,” Dr De Gioia said.
Dr De Gioia said the new induction program has been well received by centre managers and teachers so far.
“This is a great program that makes teachers feel welcome and sets them up for success in their new role,” she said.
Goodstart is currently recruiting. Find out more about working for Goodstart here.