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`Aims to enhance management practice in education by presenting research findings and theory from a wide range of contributors' - Skills and Enterprise Update 'This is indeed a book which could be useful to a much larger readership than the normal closed circle of those working in education' - Managing Schools Today The book presents relevant research and theory in order to enhance management practice in education. The editors' intention is to articulate good practice on the basis of evidence in educational settings. The ideas presented here are derived from international research and practice and apply to all phases of education, with the emphasis on applying research findings t

Induction and Retention
Induction and retention
Introduction

Effective leaders and managers of people in individual schools and colleges need to ensure that their employees' potential is maximised at all stages of their development during their time at the institution. This obviously covers the period from the moment they are appointed and take up their posts to the time they leave, either for another post elsewhere or because they retire from their professional careers. If staff depart too readily from the organisation before full potential – at whatever level – is realised, this can be a serious loss to the organisation's performance capacity and can also be very cost-ineffective.

This chapter links two important aspects of this leadership and management issue. It explores the importance of induction for all ...

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