Induction and Probation


The way in which a new employee is received and introduced to their new job, colleagues and organisation can have a direct effect on the long-term success of the appointment. The induction procedure and probationary period procedure (where applicable) is aimed at supporting managers to plan and carry out effective induction for new employees. Schools and academies are welcome to tailor this to meet their needs though they will be expected to ensure that all essential information on terms and conditions is included, to ensure consistency.


Staff that are new to North Yorkshire County Council will be subject to the probationary procedure, except if they are:

  • employed under Teachers Pay and Conditions of Service
    •  employed via TUPE transfer or statutory transfer orders

The purpose of the probationary period is to identify and sort out any early difficulties which may occur in the performance of the job and provide for each early termination of employment if such difficulties are not resolved during this period.

Employees in probationary periods are not subject to the capability procedure as part of the probationary and induction period. They will receive regular feedback. They will receive regular feedback on their performance.

Useful downloads

Induction Policy

Induction Checklist

Probationary Procedure

Probationary Review Record Form

Probationary Review meeting - Outcome

Extension of Probationary Period Letter

Confirmation of Appointment Letter

Probationary Procedure Appeal Hearing Guidance

Appeal Hearing Invite Letter

Appeal Hearing Outcome Letter