Morning, Thursday, 10th February 2022
This conference will examine key issues for the teaching workforce including priorities for teacher recruitment, retention and professional development.
The agenda also looks at staff wellbeing and reducing fatigue moving forward - particularly in light of the pandemic - as well as staff professional development and teacher accountability.
It takes place with reforms for Initial teacher training, and the new suite of national professional qualifications (NPQs).
Those attending will look at their likely effectiveness in moving forward the profession, and encouraging both newly qualified and experienced staff to stay in teaching.
The conference will also consider priorities for Ofsted, including the options for longer inspections, and how the regulator is implementing the measures set out in the Education Staff Wellbeing Charter. This comes in the context of the resumption of full inspections following the return to in-person teaching.
Sessions in the agenda include:
- current state of play - an overview of recruitment, retention, and professional development in England’s schools, and priorities going forward
- staff wellbeing and mental health - workload, organisational cultures, and new ways of working
- retention - pay, support for early career teachers, progression, professional autonomy, diversity, and developing subject specialists
- CPD - quality, availability, impact, school strategies and the new NPQs
- quality and accountability - the new inspection framework, pressure on teachers, catch-up schemes and teacher development within schools
- best practice - learning from other jurisdictions
We are pleased to be able to include keynote contributions from: Hayden Llewellyn, Chief Executive, Education Workforce Council, Wales; Stephen Munday, Chief Executive, The Cam Academy Trust; and President, Chartered College of Teaching; and Dr Nicola Platt, Lead Education Adviser, Education Development Trust.
The conference will be an opportunity for stakeholders to consider the issues alongside key policy officials who are due to attend from the Department for Education; Ofsted; MOD; and the Welsh Government.