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Is there a crisis in teacher retention?
Over two days the Festival of Education and the Festival of Skills brought together the very best of education’s most forward thinking advocates and educators in workshops, speaking sessions and activities. Education researcher Karen Wespieser opened this session by reviewing the key facts.
Find out more | 3 July 2017

More teachers are joining than leaving the profession, but will it be enough to meet demand?
Following today’s release of the School Workforce Census, Sarah Lynch and Jack Worth review the current state of the teacher labour market.
Blog post | 22 June 2017

Teacher retention and turnover research:
Research update 2

Being part of Multi-Academy Trusts may help schools in challenging areas to recruit and retain teachers.
Press release | Research report

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Publications

Teacher retention and turnover research: Research update 1

Teacher retention: Are England’s teachers leaving?

Keeping Your Head: NFER Analysis of Headteacher Retention

Executive headship

Engaging Teachers: NFER Analysis of Teacher Retention

The longer-term costs and benefits of different initial teacher training routes

Executive headteachers: What's in a name?

Should I stay or should I go? NFER analysis of teachers joining or leaving the profession

The costs and benefits of different initial teacher training routes

Teacher resignation and recruitment survey Report no. 40

Teacher resignation and recruitment survey Report no. 41

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Blog posts

Retaining teachers in Wales - what do we know?

The known unknows of teacher supply

What are we to make of the latest school workforce statistics?

Can schools in the most deprived areas hang on to their teachers?

Putting staff engagement at the heart of school leadership

EBacc teacher recruitment and retention: even more challenging times ahead?

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