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.


Overview
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 principal 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 - 09:00
Registration, Coffee and Networking

 

09:00 - 09:05
Westminster Insight and Chair’s Welcoming Remarks

 

Speakers

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

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09:05 - 09:45
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

 

09:45 - 10:50
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.
  • Effective best practice in recruitment marketing at the school and national level.
  • Considerations for subject shortages and addressing these at the school level. 
  • How can schools drive down costs for recruitment and what can be done to introduce more flexible working for teachers?
  • What particular strategies can be introduced at the secondary phase, which is recognised as an area of national concern? 

10:50 - 11:15
Refreshments and Networking Break

 

11:15 - 12:05
Retention – Motivating the Teaching Workforce and Addressing Low Morale

 
  • The role the Chartered College of Teaching can play in teachers building long lasting careers in the field. 
  • With the recognised previous imbalance towards recruitment strategies over retention policies 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 reducing the stark difference in the level of CPD offered with our international counterparts, as mentioned by the Education Policy Institute (EPI).
  • How can CPD be embedded successfully in a period of limited resources and widely documented inability of schools to often cover additional teachers costs?
  • Building successful pathways and progression routes within teaching careers and the importance of middle school leaders.

Speakers

Raksha Pattni Director, North & Midlands, Ambition School Leadership

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

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12:05 - 12:55
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 can be taken by the Government and at the school level to address this major challenge? 
  • How can we measure the success of numerous interventions to alleviate workload pressures and ensure the most efficient and effective policies are being used.
  • Successful strategies schools have implemented in retaining school staff that can be more widely applied.
  • Dwelling deeper into 1) Marking Policy 2) Planning and Teaching 3) Data Management
  • The implications and considerations from the Workload Challenge Research Projects – March 2018.

12:55 - 13:00
Chair's Closing Remarks and Westminster Insight's Note of Thanks

 

Speakers

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

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End

Speakers

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

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James Noble-Rogers Executive Director, Universities Council for the Education of Teachers (UCET)

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Raksha Pattni Director, North & Midlands, Ambition School Leadership

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

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

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Venue details

Central Manchester Central Manchester


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