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What to include in your staff handbook: checklist
Use our checklist to make sure your staff handbook covers everything your staff need to know. Take a look at trust examples to see what others have included in their handbooks.
Download our checklist
Our checklist covers everything you should put in your staff handbook. It's designed to cover all staff in your MAT - whether they're joining one of your schools or the central team.
You should still use your own judgement, and adapt the checklist to your context; you'll know better than us whether it needs adapting for different members of staff or if there's something you want to add.
Examples from other trusts
Stephen Sutton Multi-Academy Trust (currently 1 school) has a staff handbook covering areas like 'organisational information', 'practical information' and 'policies and procedures'.
You can download 'SSMAT handbook' from their website.
Southend East Community Academy Trust (SECAT) links to its staff handbook on its policies page. It includes the trust mission and vision, communications, health and safety, and use of ICT.
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