Westminster Education Forum

Future of the teaching profession in England - recruitment and retention of teachers, school and MAT leadership

Morning, Tuesday, 31st October 2017

Central London


This timely seminar will explore key issues for teacher recruitment and retention, and for school leadership.

Following the publication of the Education Select Committee’s Supply of Teachers inquiry and with the National Audit Office’s inquiry, Supporting and improving the teaching workforce, currently ongoing, delegates will identify the future for recruitment and retention across all school levels.

Sessions will focus on how factors influencing those leaving the profession can be managed, tackling the effect on staffing of Britain leaving the European Union, and how recruitment difficulties relating to teaching assistants can be alleviated.

Further sessions will assess key priorities for school leadership such as how routes into leadership can be improved, what measures can be put in place to support multi-academy trust leaders and ensure that they are held accountable, and how the provision of leadership development programmes can be widened.

Guest of Honour

Mark Parrett

Audit Manager, National Audit Office

Guest of Honour

Mark Parrett

Audit Manager, National Audit Office


Rosamund McNeil

Head of Education and Equality Department, NUT

Leora Cruddas

Chief Executive Officer, Freedom and Autonomy for School

Stephen Jones

Regional Director (South), Ambition School Leadership

Jon Romer-Lee

Director of Strategy and Research, TES Global

Louis Coiffait

Head of Education, Reform

Dr Kate Chhatwal

Director, Southwark Teaching School Alliance, London

Judith Hicks

Head of Inspiring Governance, National Governance Association

Dr Penny Barratt

Executive Headteacher, The Bridge London

Helen Manley

Senior Adviser - Curriculum, Teaching and Leadership, Cambridgeshire County Council

Valentine Mulholland

Head of Policy, NAHT

Reuben Moore

Director of Leadership, Teach First