Teacher Recruitment and Retention Strategy: Lessons for your Workplace

At Dods, what we do best is produce cutting-edge content and partner with the best thought-leaders - to bring to you insights, the latest policy information, best practice and an opportunity to exchange exciting ideas with peers. As, for now, you cannot join us at our live events, we will bring them to you, in the safety of your homes and offices. The Teacher Recruitment and Retention Briefing goes online! 

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Professor Philippa Cordingley, CEO, Centre for the Use of Research and Evidence in Education (CUREE)
  • Catherine Priggs, Assistant Headteacher & Director of Teaching School, Dr Challoner's Grammar School
  • Jack Worth, Lead Economist, National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER)
  • Maria Cunningham, Head of Education Teacher Development Trust (Chair)
  • Patrick Garton, NASBTT Trustee and Director of Oxfordshire Teacher Training SCITT
  • David Weston, Chief Executive, Teacher Development Trust
  • Further speakers to be announced


Last November the Department of Education released the Initial Teacher Training (ITT) Census for 2019 to 2020 which revealed that the Government had failed to meet its secondary school teacher recruitment target for the seventh consecutive year. Demographic bulges and a projected 15% increase in the number of pupils by 2024, alongside other factors, such as an increasing popularity of English Baccalaureate (EBacc) subjects at GCSE, indicate further pressures on teacher recruitment and retention strategies in the upcoming years.

Join us in December to examine the Government initiatives aimed at encouraging teacher recruitment and retention, this will include examples of best practices from schools and universities to learn from and take back to your setting.

The day will also look at the latest developments including a raise to the teachers starting salary to £30,000 by 2022-23 and a launch of the new teacher training application “DfE Apply” which will replace UCAS Teacher Training service by 2021.

Key issues to be addressed:

    • Overview of the Teacher Recruitment and Retention Strategy: new incentives and funding
    • Developing flexible working in schools: the importance of job sharing
    • Early-career payments: guidance for schools and local authorities
    • The DfE Apply: introducing a new one-stop application system
    • Addressing teacher workload: a Workload Reduction Toolkit
    • ITE Inspections: what are Ofsted looking for?

    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 and initiatives in this area.

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

    Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.

    Who should attend?

    You will join a range of education and teacher training 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.

    Further information:

    Our events are CPD certified. This event is equivalent to 3 CPD points.
    A certificate is available on request post-event to all attendees.

    Please note that all speakers and the agenda are subject to change without notice.

    Please note that all speakers and the agenda are subject to change without notice.

    For registration enquiries please contact: Customer.Services@westminster-briefing.com 

    To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email: monica.thompson@dodsgroup.com

    Thursday 3rd December 2020

    10.00am - 15.00pm

    Event to be held online.

    Private Sector | 1 Place: £395 


    Public Sector | 1 Place: £195 | 2+ Places: £145 each


    Above prices exclude VAT


    If you require a booking form, please contact customer.services@westminster-briefing.com 

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