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The teacher recruitment and retention crisis - what’s it all about?

  A workshop focused on the crisis in teacher recruitment and retention, and NAHT’s campaign to get government to address the issues. This will look at:

  • What the evidence tells us about the current situation
  • The drivers for the crisis and
  • How we’re working with the DfE and other stakeholders to address the issues

This will consider the impact of workload, pay and conditions, the paths to initial teacher training and the need to develop career pathways for teachers.

Workshop Outcomes

Delegates will gain a full understanding of the policy issues in relation to the recruitment and retention of teachers, and what solutions are currently being considered.

Target Audience

Heads, senior teaching leaders and school business leaders concerned about the struggle to recruit and retain teachers.

Workshop Leader Profiles

Ian Hartwright is a Senior Policy Advisor at NAHT, where he leads on a number of areas including NAHT’s campaigning on recruitment and retention and pay and conditions. He works closely with the DfE and other stakeholders to deliver NAHT’s policy objectives and sits on a number of parliamentary and stakeholder expert groups on the teaching profession.  Ian was formerly a senior manager at Ofsted, where he led the school inspection policy team, and prior to that was a curriculum manager and teacher in the secondary sector.

 Lydia Vye is NAHT’s Policy Research Manager, heading up a team that identifies, collates and develops research and insights to support NAHT’s policy development. She also works closely with NAHT’s National Executive to ensure that NAHT’s policy direction reflects the views of our members, both through representative structures and through member surveys