Wednesday February 26, 2020
08:30 - 17:00
NFER’s Chief Executive Carole Willis, will be giving the keynote address at this year’s conference on understanding the teacher labour market in England and discussing the challenges of teacher recruitment, development and retention.
The secondary school system is facing a substantial teacher supply challenge, with a significant drop in retention rates of early career teachers between 2012 and 2018. Using data from NFER’s first annual report on the state of the teacher workforce, Carole Willis will explore the trends of teacher movement and retention within MATs and its implications, the importance of part-time and flexible working and why the secondary school vacancy rate has doubled since 2010. What can the Government and schools do to improve teacher recruitment and retention? What incentives work? Does flexible working make a difference and how can monitoring teachers’ wellbeing affect their career decisions?