The New Teacher Recruitment and Retention Strategy: Developing Your Workforce

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Andrew Lagden (Chair), Andrew Lagden Education Consultants Limited
  • Emma Hubball, Head of Teacher Recruitment and Retention Strategy Team, Department for Education
  • Diane Swift, Executive Director at Keele and North Staffordshire Teacher Education, NASBTT
  • Kulvarn Atwal, Headteacher and Professional Learning Expert, Author of The Thinking School


In January 2019 the Department for Education announced its very first strategy for recruiting and retaining school teachers in state-funded schools. The strategy aims to ensure that "careers in teaching are attractive, rewarding and sustainable" and plans to save schools money in costly agency fees associated with recruitment for permanent roles and sourcing supply teachers.

At this Westminster Briefing event hear from the Department for Education on how you can bring the new strategy into the heart of your school. The day will be broken down into three key sessions:

     1. An overview of the new Teacher Recruitment and Retention Strategy
     2. An exploration of how best to deliver career development
     3. A discussion on the Early Career Framework

Join us on 9 May to be brought up to date on the Government’s initiatives to encourage recruitment and retention among the teaching population, and to learn from examples of effective teacher management practices within schools.

Key issues to be addressed:

  • The Teacher Recruitment and Retention Strategy: an update on policy and guidance
  • The Teacher Development Premium: encouraging teachers to develop specialised skills through NPQs
  • Personal and Professional Growth: the ‘golden thread’ from ITTs to NPQs what kind of funding is available to support regional NPQs
  • EdTech providers: managing workload by meeting the demand for flexible working opportunities and effective time management
  • The Early Career Framework: what it is, how it will support new teachers and how it can be built into your school
  • Timescales and proposals for the full national roll-out of early career reforms in 2021
  • The Curriculum Fund: encouraging teachers to explore their potential and offering better guidance when planning for the classroom
  • Review of ITT: extending the reach of academy trusts

About the event:

The morning session will focus on the new government strategy and how schools can deliver on good career development for new and existing teachers.

The afternoon session will look in detail at the Early Career Framework and how schools can take advantage of the Curriculum Fund.

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.

Futher 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.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email:

Thursday 9th May 2019

11:00am - 3:30pm (including networking lunch)


This event will take place in Central London. The venue will be announced closer to the date.


Private Sector | 1 Place: £345 | 2+ Places: £295 each


Public Sector | 1 Place: £255 | 2+ Places: £205 each


Above prices exclude VAT


If you require a booking form, please contact | 0207 593 5657

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