- 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.