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Are you about to join us for staff induction in readiness for your first day of teaching? Whether you are arriving on campus or joining us online, we hope you find the information on this page helpful.

Teacher Induction 

Our 4-day teacher induction will start on the Tuesday before the start of your course (Student welcome). 

During the 4 days of induction you will meet the BIA coordinators, welfare tutor, admin team and programme managers who will support you and your students during the presessional course.

Your induction period will give you the opportunity to ask questions, share ideas with colleagues and prepare for your first week of teaching.

A timetable will be sent to you by email but to get a taste of what to expect, sessions will include:

Course content and Scheme of Work

Class teachers and Language Support Tutors (LSTs) will get an overview of the curriculum and understand how the materials are used in the course to achieve the learning objectives.

Canvas and Zoom training

These sessions cover use and take a look at other online platforms that will be essential during the presessional.

Online Safety and wellbeing

Our welfare tutor will go over online safety considerations for students and staff and share what support is available to students and staff during the presessional course.

Collaborative Teaching

Whether your role is that of a Class Teacher or a Language Support Tutor (LST) there are multiple opportunities for collaborative teaching at the BIA. This session focuses on best practice when it comes to teaching collaboratively.

Getting the most out of CPD

We consider professional development at the core of our practice and we offer a wide-ranging CPD programme during the summer. The CPD coordinators will share our approach to CPD and what you can expect while teaching in the presessional course.

We hope that the induction sessions will give you a good understanding of the BIA's ethos and values and an insight into the essential aspects of the Presessional English programme.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Mandatory staff training

You will be asked to complete mandatory staff training prior to and/or during Staff induction week.

This will be done via the CPD Canvas course. More details will be provided during Staff Induction.

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Professional Development Opportunities

During your time with us on the summer Presessional English programme, you will be invited to participate in the BIA professional development programme. There will be plenty of opportunities for you to participate in, including the BIA annual conference.

Teacher observations are an integral part of the professional development plan. We will tell you more about our annual observations during your teacher induction.

You will find all the information and documents you need on the CPD Canvas course.

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HR and Payroll

Teachers on the 10, 6 and 4 week programme are on casual assignments and will need to submit weekly timesheets through Core.  These assignments include payment for your holiday entitlement. This means that should you have approval to take a day off, you will not submit any hours on the timesheet for that day.

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You will need IT access to be able to access information and training on Canvas, HR and payroll.

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Find information on HR payroll dates and deadlines 

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