Recruiting, Retaining & Developing Teachers: Ensuring Schools Can Fulfil Students’ Potential

Confirmed to speak:

  • Sue O’Brien, Lead Advocate, Chartered College of Teaching & Head of Academic Development, Teacher Education, Sheffield Institute of Education
  • Matt Hood, Director, Institute for Teaching
  • Claire Harnden, Deputy Headteacher and Director of Initial Teacher Training, South Farnham School & Trustee, NASBTT
  • Dr Robin Bevan, Headteacher, Southend High School for Boys
  • Dr Kulvarn Atwal, Headteacher, Highlands Primary School
  • (Chair) Simeon Corfield, Schools Advisor & Former Headteacher


With well-trained and engaged teachers a key plank of the Government’s recent social mobility action plan, “Unlocking talent, fulfilling potential”, and recent announcements around flexible working and strengthening the teaching profession, now is the time to assess your school’s recruitment, retention and development plans.

Attend this timely Westminster Briefing to hear a full briefing on current Government plans to support teacher recruitment and retention, alongside Outstanding school/provider examples to learn from and take back to your setting.

The importance of making teaching a modern, professional career with flexible working and a comprehensive professional development framework is crucial not only to schools’ academic success, but also the wider community contribution to social mobility.

Key issues to be addressed:

  • Government support for teacher recruitment: new policies and funding
  • Support for high-quality ITT Partnerships
  • Establishing productive links with teacher training providers and universities
  • Incorporating further flexible working in schools
  • Offering clearer career pathways for teachers
  • Support for new teachers: a new “core of support” entitlement
  • Addressing excessive teacher workload
  • Making the health and wellbeing of your staff a priority
  • Effective accreditation for Teacher CPD and the role of the Institute for Teaching

About the event:

The morning session will focus on how to recruit the best teachers to help your students fulfil their potential, including recently announced government support in this area.

The afternoon session will look in detail at strategies currently being used successfully to retain and develop your teaching workforce.

Who should attend?

You will join a range of education stakeholders including, but not limited to, Headteachers and Principals, Deputy/Assistant Heads, School Business Managers, Heads of Department, Heads of Year, Governors, colleagues working in HE-based and school-based ITT providers and anyone interested in the supply of teachers.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

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Thursday 22nd March 2018

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Public Sector | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places: £195 each
Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each
Above prices exclude VAT

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