Key Points
  • Government Strategies and Priorities for Recruitment and Retention for 2019
  • Effectiveness of Policy Initiatives, Incentives, and Schemes in Attracting and Retaining
  • Practical Implementations to Overcome Shortages in Key Subject Areas
  • Case Study: Strategies to reduce Bureaucracy
  • Ensuring Satisfaction and Supporting the Management of Workload


Overview
Confirmed Speakers

  • Jake Capper, Head, Pathfinder Teaching School Alliance, Archbishop Holgate’s School, York
  • Cat Scutt, Director of Education and Research, Chartered College of Teaching

  • Mr Tim Baker, Headteacher, Charlton Manor Primary School
  • Mrs Tracey Cunningham, Headteacher, William Law Primary School
  • Jude Hillary, Quantitative Research Director, National Foundation for Educational Research
  • Professor John Howson, Chair of Oxford Teaching Services Ltd and Developer of TeachVac
  • Stephen Jones, Director of the South and Midlands, Ambition School Leadership
  • Jackie Moses, Policy Advisor, Universities Council, Education of Teachers (UCET)
  • Prof 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

    At a time when secondary school pupils are set to increase by 19% between now and 2025, research has found that the number of teachers leaving the profession before retirement has increased, schools are finding it difficult to fill posts, and challenges with retention continue.

    Following the Public Accounts Committee Report earlier this year, and a recent announcement from the Education Secretary confirming that funding is tight, and pressures are high, our timely conference will discuss how to tackle the core issues involved in addressing these problems – whilst also giving you the opportunity to ask questions to our speakers.

    The conversation will be guided by our panel of speakers, of whom some are teachers themselves, leading experts and Government representatives, sharing best practices and strategies that have been proven to have had a considerable impact in recruiting and retaining teachers.

    Attend our conference and discuss innovative ways to attract teachers to the profession, including in rural and coastal areas, the importance of CPD, and pay considerable attention to the workload challenge which has been widely documented as a principle reason for teachers leaving the profession.

Agenda
Start

09:30 - 09:50
Registration and Refreshments

 

09:50 - 09:55
Chair's Welcoming remarks

 

Speakers

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

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09:55 - 10:10
Keynote: Reviewing the Government’s Commitment, Strategies and Priorities for Teacher Supply and Retention

 
  • Reviewing the Autumn Budget and update on new “Strengthened QTS” from September 2019
  • Discussing the new announcement around workload 
  • Strategies for marketing and informing applicants about their ITT options
  • Lessening the burden of Bureaucracy  

    10:10 – 10:25 Questions and Discussion 

10:25 - 10:45
Effectiveness of Policy Initiatives, Incentives, and Schemes Employed in Attracting and Retaining Teachers

 
  • Initiatives and ideas to attract  
  • What support measures have been implemented to improve staff retention rates within schools? 
  • Implementing findings into something practical within your own schools  

    10:45 – 10:55 – 
    Questions and Discussion 

Speakers

Jude Hillary Quantitative Research Director, National Foundation for Educational Research

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10:55 - 11:20
Refreshments and Networking Break

 

11:20 - 12:05
Attracting Teachers to the Profession

 
  • Providing independent individuals with the ability to join the teaching profession
  • Assessing what the Recruitment Round for 2019 will look like
  • Ensuring ITT routes form the basis of long-lasting careers in the profession          Positioning of QTS: What trainee teachers are getting for their money, including course delivery and qualifications
  • Reviewing strategies to recruiting in rural and coastal challenge areas  
  • Introducing of more flexible working hours: Attracting both past and new teachers

    12:05 – 12:20 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

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

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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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12:20 - 12:40
Case Study: Practical Implementations to overcome Shortages in Key Subject Areas

 

  • Making sure teachers don’t lose touch with their subject and the subject they teach
  • Teacher-Scientist model: A professional identity 
  • Facilitating the individuality and interest of the teacher 
  • Making a semi-permeable membrane between schools, university, and industry  

    12:40 – 12:50 
    Questions and Discussion 

Speakers

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

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12:45 - 13:45
Lunch and Networking Break

 

13:45 - 14:20
Case Study: Strategies to Reduce Bureaucracy

 
  • How the scheme has been implemented: Mark Less, Mark Better 
  • One to one “conferences” between teacher and students 
  • Regained time for staff – time that is spent with students or invested in preparing lessons 
  •   Why keeping your teachers happy has a huge impact on the children

    14:20 - 14:30 
    Questions and Discussion 

14:30 - 15:15
Retention – Ensuring Satisfaction and Supporting the Management of Workload

 
  • The role the Chartered College of Teaching can play in teachers building long lasting careers in the field
  • The importance of CPD at all stages and how it can be embedded successfully in a period of limited resources 
  • SCITT: Providing long-term career progression 
  • Job satisfaction, pay, working conditions, well-being and other incentives 
  • 10-week Programme: Staff well-being meetings on sleep, exercise, and nutrition
  • Proven interventions and examples of alleviating workload pressures: Maximising the time that you've got to train the teacher 
  15:15 – 15:30 – Questions and Discussion 

Speakers

Stephen Jones Director of the South and Midlands, Ambition School Leadership

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

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Mr Tim Baker Headteacher, Charlton Manor Primary School

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

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15:30 - 15:35
Chair's Closing Remarks

 

Speakers

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

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End

Speakers

Mr Tim Baker Headteacher, Charlton Manor Primary School

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

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ZZZ__ Tracey Cunningham Head Teacher, William Law Primary School

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

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Jude Hillary Quantitative Research Director, National Foundation for Educational Research

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

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Stephen Jones Director of the South and Midlands, Ambition School Leadership

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

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

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Venue details

Central London - Westminster Central London - Westminster


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