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What should the Department for Education do to improve recruitment and retention?

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NAHT is positively engaged with key policy teams at the Department for Education (DfE) that are working on the recruitment and retention crisis in teaching.  We've influenced developments on qualified teacher status and wider career progression and are engaged with the DfE's recruitment and retention strategy team.

The DfE has just launched a series of stakeholder events which will run over the next two weeks, so that they can engage directly with teachers and school leaders as part of their work to improve recruitment and retention in teaching. 

The first events are being held right now, with more planned for the autumn.

Events are being held this month in Chatham, Widnes, Stapleford, Milton Keynes, Exeter, Wallsend, Worthing, Macclesfield, Smethwick, Battersea, Sudbury and Doncaster. 

The DfE want to talk to teachers and school leaders to find out more about:

  • the recruitment and retention challenges you have experienced
  • what your school and/or Trust is doing to tackle some of these issues
  • the things that you know work
  • your ideas for other solutions that should be considered. 

To join an event and have your say, find out more and register here.  

First published 05 July 2018