Key Points
  • Building Easier, Stronger and Sustainable Pathways into the Teaching Profession - Ensuring Initial Teacher Training (ITT) serves the purpose of creating long lasting careers in the profession, including a conversation on building sound and cost-effective recruitment strategies, including a closer look at the secondary and subject phase shortage.
  • Retention - Motivating the Teaching Workforce, Addressing Low Morale and Wellbeing Concerns -The role of effective CPD across a teaching career, showing pathways for career progression early as possible and the importance of the middle leaders.
  • Addressing the Teacher Workload Problem Effectively and Decisively - Proven whole school strategies and national policies that can be implemented to alleviate workload pressures, including a focus on marking, data and the planning of teaching lessons.
Guest of Honour

Ruth Talbot Deputy Director of Teacher Recruitment, Department for Education (DfE)

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Overview
Confirmed Speakers

  • Ruth Talbot, Deputy Director of Teacher Recruitment: Routes into Teaching, Department for Education (DfE)
  • Stephen Baker, Deputy Director for School Employment Department for Education (DfE)
  • Nansi Ellis, Assistant General Secretary, Education Policy and Research, National Education Union
  • Jake Capper, Head, Pathfinder Teaching School Alliance, Archbishop Holgate’s School, York
  • Professor John Howson, Chair, Oxford Teaching Services Ltd and Developer, TeachVac
  • Dr Jackie Moses, Policy Adviser, Universities Council for the Education of Teachers (UCET)
  • Michael Green, Head of Strategic Partnerships Education, University of Greenwich
  • Professor Becky Parker, Director, Institute for Research Schools And Physics Teacher, Queen Mary University London
  • Dr Kristy Turner, Teacher of Chemistry, Bolton School and University of Manchester
  • Geoff Stevenson, Area Director for Lancashire and West Yorkshire, Ambition School Leadership
  • Julian Pollard, Head Teacher, Lowton CE High School
  • Cat Scutt, Director of Education and Research, Chartered College of Teaching

Our timely forum on Recruitment, Retention and Workload Matters in Teaching, takes place in the aftermath of the Public Account Committee’s (PAC) inquiry on Retaining and Developing the Teacher Workforce from January 2018. With PAC and the National Audit Office (NAO) recognising the considerable difficulty of filling posts with the quality of teachers needed and more pressing problems in retaining teachers, this forum looks to tackle the core issues involved in addressing this problem.

The platform will also pay considerable attention to the workload challenge, which has been widely documented as a principle reason for teachers leaving the profession. We will discuss the latest developments taking place in the sector, with representation from national experts in the field.

This much needed event provides an ideal platform to share best practice and strategies that have been proven to have had a considerable impact in recruiting and retaining teachers. The event will also provide you an opportunity to hear from experts and decision makers, as well as network with peers in a single room.

Agenda
Start

08:30 - 08:55
Registration, Coffee and Networking

 

08:55 - 09:00
Westminster Insight and Chair’s Welcoming Remarks

 

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Jake Capper Head, Pathfinder Teaching School Alliance, Archbishop Holgate’s School, York

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09:00 - 09:35
Keynote Address: Government Strategy and Priorities for Recruitment and Retention - In the Aftermath of the Public Accounts’ Inquiry into Retaining and Developing the Teaching Workforce

 
----- 09:35 - 09:45 Question and answer session with delegates -----

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Ruth Talbot Deputy Director of Teacher Recruitment, Department for Education (DfE)

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09:45 - 10:25
Building Easier, Stronger and Sustainable Pathways into the Teaching Profession

 
  • Ensuring ITT routes form the basis of long-lasting careers in the profession and attracting the best and brightest individuals to take on teaching roles.
  • Considerations for particular subject shortages and how to address these at the school level.
  • How can schools drive down recruitment costs, whilst also attracting both past and new teachers through the introduction of more flexible working hours?
  • What particular strategies can be introduced at the secondary phase, which is recognised as an area of national concern?
----- 10:25 - 10:40 Question and answer session with delegates -----


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Dr Jackie Moses Policy Adviser at Universities Council for the Education of Teachers (UCET)

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Professor John Howson Chair of Oxford Teaching Services Ltd and Developer of TeachVac

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Dr Kristy Turner Teacher of Chemistry, Bolton School and University of Manchester

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Professor Becky Parker Director, Institute for Research Schools And Physics Teacher, Queen Mary University London

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10:40 - 11:05
Refreshments and Networking Break

 

11:05 - 11:50
Retention - Motivating the Teaching Workforce and Addressing Low Morale

 
  • The role the Chartered College Teaching can play in teachers building long lasting careers in the field.
  • With the recognised previous imbalance towards recruitment strategies over retention polices by the Government, what support measures can be implemented to improve staff retention rates within schools?
  • The importance of CPD at all stages of teaching careers, and how it can be embedded successfully in a period of limited resources.
  • Building successful pathways and progression routes within teaching careers and the importance of middle school leadership.  
  • How to motivate your own staff as a Headteacher, including staff training to improve the quality of teaching.
----- 11:50 - 12:00 Question and answer session with delegates -----

Speakers

Julian Pollard Head Teacher, Lowton CE High School

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Geoff Stevenson Area Director for Lancashire and West Yorkshire, Ambition School Leadership

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Cat Scutt Director of Education and Research, Chartered College of Teaching

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12:00 - 12:40
Addressing the Teacher Workload Problem Effectively and Decisively

 
  • With the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) citing workload as being a principal driver for teachers leaving the profession, what measures should be taken by the Government and at the school level to address this major challenge?
  • Measuring the success of numerous interventions in alleviating workload pressures, and successful strategies schools have implemented in retaining school staff that can be more widely applied.
  • Opinions around 1) Marking Policy 2) Planning and Teaching 3) Data Management
  • The implications and considerations from the Workload Challenge Research Projects - March 2018.
----- 12:40 - 12:50 Question and answer session with delegates -----

Speakers

Nansi Ellis Assistant General Secretary, Education Policy and Research, National Education Union

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Stephen Baker Deputy Director for School Employment in the DfE

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Michael Green Head of Strategic Partnerships Education, University of Greenwich

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12:50 - 13:00
Chair's Closing Remarks and Westminster Insight's UK Thanks

 

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Jake Capper Head, Pathfinder Teaching School Alliance, Archbishop Holgate’s School, York

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End

Speakers

Stephen Baker Deputy Director for School Employment in the DfE

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Jake Capper Head, Pathfinder Teaching School Alliance, Archbishop Holgate’s School, York

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Nansi Ellis Assistant General Secretary, Education Policy and Research, National Education Union

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Michael Green Head of Strategic Partnerships Education, University of Greenwich

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Professor John Howson Chair of Oxford Teaching Services Ltd and Developer of TeachVac

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Dr Jackie Moses Policy Adviser at Universities Council for the Education of Teachers (UCET)

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Professor Becky Parker Director, Institute for Research Schools And Physics Teacher, Queen Mary University London

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Julian Pollard Head Teacher, Lowton CE High School

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Cat Scutt Director of Education and Research, Chartered College of Teaching

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Geoff Stevenson Area Director for Lancashire and West Yorkshire, Ambition School Leadership

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Ruth Talbot Deputy Director of Teacher Recruitment, Department for Education (DfE)

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Dr Kristy Turner Teacher of Chemistry, Bolton School and University of Manchester

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Venue details

Central Manchester Central Manchester


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