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This conference will examine key priorities for:
- improving the recruitment and retention of teachers
- the provision and quality of professional development opportunities
- maintaining high standards in teaching quality and provider accountability
It will be a timely opportunity to consider the recent announcement of the ‘levelling up premium’, the introduction of the Early Career Framework, and the new suite of national professional qualifications (NPQs). Those attending will look at the likely effectiveness of these measures in promoting the profession and encouraging both newly qualified and experienced staff to stay in teaching.
With full inspections now taking place following the return to in-person teaching, the conference will also consider priorities for Ofsted, the options for longer inspections, and how the regulator is implementing the measures set out in the Education Staff Wellbeing Charter.
We are pleased to be able to include keynote contributions from: Stephen Munday, Chief Executive, The Cam Academy Trust; and President, Chartered College of Teaching; and Dr Nicola Platt, Lead Education Adviser, Education Development Trust.
Sessions in the agenda look at priorities for policy and sector practice in:
- staff wellbeing and mental health - tackling fatigue and burnout, managing workloads, developing supportive organisational cultures, and options for flexible working
- recruitment and retention - pay, progression, diversity, supporting early career teachers, professional autonomy, talent for schools in need of improvement, and developing subject specialists
- professional development - quality and availability, the new NPQs, improving the impact of CPD, designing whole school strategies, and learning from other professions
- quality and accountability - the new inspection framework, teacher wellbeing, assessing schools over longer periods, and the effectiveness of catch-up schemes and teacher development within schools
The discussion is bringing together stakeholders with key policy officials who are due to attend from the Department for Education; Ofsted; and the Welsh Government.