Morning, Thursday, 26th April 2018
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
Please note the date of this seminar has changed.
This timely seminar will assess next steps for improving teacher retention and development in England - bringing together policymakers with education professionals and further stakeholders.
It takes place in the context of the DfE’s launch of their consultation on how to improve progression opportunities, ensure that NQTs embed skills and knowledge from ITT and support teachers at the beginning of their careers; the Public Accounts Committee recently published report which found that the number of teachers in secondary schools has dropped by 4.9% between 2010 and 2016; the launch of the Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund to support high-quality professional development for teachers and school leaders in DfE Opportunity Areas and Ofsted’s annual report highlighting issues around unstable leadership, high staff turnover and difficulty with recruitment in schools which are consistently not improving.
Key areas for discussion:
Teacher development and support
- Priorities for strengthening development pathways for teachers and school leaders;
- Steps that can be taken to strengthen leadership standards and inspire future school leaders and governors;
- Opportunities for technology to increase workload efficiency; and
- Addressing key challenges to improving teacher wellbeing and providing support for teachers with mental health issues.
Recruitment and retention
- Assessing the future role for teacher housing schemes in supporting recruitment and retention; and
- Case studies of localised approaches to improving teacher recruitment and retention.
- Evaluating findings from the NAO Retaining and developing the teaching workforce report - which called into question the effectiveness of Government efforts to improve teacher retention and quality.