SSAT Lead Practitioner Conference - A Culture of Professional Learning: Retention and Recruitment

Tuesday 7 February 2017, Mary Ward House, 5-7 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9SN

Attracting new staff and retaining their brightest and best are real issues for schools nationwide.

Senior Research Manager Sarah Lynch spoke about our latest research on teacher retention and engagement and outlined the protective factors associated with teacher retention, including job satisfaction and support from managers. Delegates had the opportunity to reflect on the findings and discuss how they might establish practices and professional development that work to support retention across all school staff.

For more information, please visit the conference webpage on the SSAT website.

See the NFER website for more information on our research on the school workforce.

Sarah is a Senior Research Manager in NFER’s Centre for Evaluation and Consultancy. She is currently leading research which forms part of NFER’s own portfolio of work relating to teacher recruitment and retention. She is the lead author of the Engaging Teachers report, which explores how engaged and supported teachers feel, and how this relates to their intention to remain or to leave the profession. Sarah is currently working on follow-up research relating to headteacher retention.