Overcoming the Teacher Crisis: Attracting and Retaining Staff

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Wednesday February 6, 2019 - Wednesday February 6, 2019


Venue will be announced at a later date

Teacher recruitment has consistently fallen below target since 2012. This is a nationwide issue that hinders our schools from providing the best service to their pupils. With overall pupil numbers expected to continue to rise, more must be done to attract new teaching talent and maintain satisfaction amongst current staff.

At this event, delegates will be brought up to date on the Government’s initiatives to encourage recruitment and retention among the teaching population, and to learn from examples of effective teacher management practices within schools.

NFER Lead Economist Jack Worth has conducted extensive research into teacher retention and turnover and will be sharing findings from our Teacher Workforce Dynamics report and exploring the following:

  • How big a challenge is teacher supply, now and in the future?
  • What helps to retain teachers? What can we learn from teachers who have left the profession?
  • What working conditions help to keep teachers engaged and satisfied in their jobs?
  • Is part-time and flexible working problematic for schools or part of the retention solution?

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