Recruitment and Retention Masterclass: Sustaining Excellence in the Classroom
Wednesday 21st February 2018 | Mercure Southgate Hotel, Exeter | 09:15 - 12:45
Overview of the Recruitment and Retention Masterclass
The issues relating to teacher retention are complex. Just as the numbers of pupils and the demand for new teachers begins to increase sharply, excessive workloads, conflicting policies and attacks on pay are not only driving away new recruits but equally unsettling established, experienced teachers.
In October 2016, it was confirmed that nearly a third of teachers who joined the profession in 2010 had left teaching within five years. This raises a series of issues to consider around the initial teacher training, recruitment process, mentoring and the support provided to ensure teacher wellbeing.
This masterclass pulls together two leading researchers in the field who will not only share the findings from their recent research projects that have in total collected views from over 5000 teachers but will importantly also provide practical example of what you can do within your own school to limit the impact of the ‘retention crisis’ and create an environment where teachers will thrive and your pupils will flourish.
Key reasons to attend the Masterclass
•Gain a thorough understanding of the key factors associated with Teacher supply, recruitment, retention and returning of Teachers to the profession
•Take away tried and tested strategies to improve staff moral, health and wellbeing
•Explore proven recruitment strategies to secure the right Teachers in the right roles
•Hear from expert keynote speakers Karen Wespieser and Dr Emma Kell
Who should attend
This masterclass is designed for Subject Leaders, Business Managers, Headteachers, Senior Leaders and Governors with a responsibility for recruitment and retention of Teachers within all school phases.
About Karen Wespieser
Head of Impact at NFER
Karen leads a team pioneering new approaches to getting evidence acted upon across educational policy and practice, through commissioning new research and engaging extensively with external stakeholders. She is the founder of #UKEdResChat, a regular twitter chat for those interested in all aspects of educational research. Karen is also a school governor and a mum of two.
About Dr Emma Kell
Teacher and Author
Dr Emma Kell has 20 years experience as a teacher and a middle and senior leader and is Head of English at Alperton Community School. She has written several articles and blog posts on school leadership and the pressures of teaching, and has recently completed a doctorate on teacher well-being and work-life balance at Middlesex University
Early bird masterclass price: £99+VAT. Valid until Friday 15th December 2017
Full masterclass price: £119+VAT
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