Lambeth schools exit procedure
Why have an exit procedure?
It is Lambeth policy that all staff leaving the Council, or resigning their post to take up another internally, are given the opportunity to complete an exit questionnaire and if requested an exit interview. The purpose of the exit procedure is to monitor staff turnover and establish the following:
- Why employees leave their school or unit and what they think about working there.
- We value our staff and their views, and we therefore welcome feedback from staff about their employment experience.
- Exit questionnaires will assist us in identifying where the Council or various departments may be going wrong so that areas of concern can be addressed where practicable.
We want staff to be open and honest in their Exit Questionnaire.; the information received will remain confidential as it relates to the individual staff member. Reports may be subsequently produced by analysing the information from Exit Questionnaires, but individuals will not be identifiable from any report.
When an employee resigns, they will automatically be informed of the Exit Questionnaire via the school for and the format in which you can choose to complete it.
Staff can choose how to complete their exit questionnaire and they can be requested from school office, trade unions or the local authority. Staff can also choose to take part in an exit interview if required and this can either be with their line manager; their manager’s manager, or with an officer from Lambeth Schools HR Services.
The questionnaire should be completed around the last week of employment, but can be completed after the person has left. Any face to face interviews should be held in a quiet, closed office. The same questionnaire will be used to conduct the interview and the member of staff will be encouraged to give as much information as possible.
Face to face exit interviews are to be held for all Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) leaving their schools in their induction year, as well as any teacher leaving where a grievance has been lodged.
Completed questionnaires will be held confidentially within Schools Human Resources. The information may be used to produce reports showing trends for staff leaving the Council / School, but individuals will not be identifiable from these reports.