EPI and NFER at Conservative Party Conference: ‘A cause for optimism? How has COVID impacted teacher shortages?’

5th October 2020 10/5/20 16:30-17:15

At this year’s Conservative Party Conference the Education Policy Institute has partnered with the National Foundation for Educational Research to co-host a virtual panel discussion on teacher recruitment and retention.

With COVID-19 causing widespread disruption across the education system, teachers are now more important than ever to pupil outcomes. In recent years, the English education system has seen a rise in the number of teachers leaving the profession and has struggled to recruit new trainees. However, recent figures show a promising surge of trainees into the profession.

Join us to discuss the impact of this new trend and whether it is enough to counteract current recruitment and retention challenges as 400,000 additional pupils are expected to enter the secondary school system in the next five years. Speakers will also be invited to consider the findings of NFER’s recent report “The Impact of Covid-19 on Initial Teacher Training: Implications for Teacher Supply in England”.

The event will take place on the Conservative Party’s online platform on Monday 5th October 2020 from 16:30 – 17:15.

Speakers include: Leora Cruddas (Confederation of School Trusts); Tom Hunt MP (Education Select Committee); David Johnston MP (Education Select Committee); Rob Halkyard (Teach First) and Jack Worth (NFER). The panel will be chaired by  Prof. Samantha Twiselton (Sheffield Institute of Education).

** Note: This event will take place in the conference secure zone. To access the secure zone you will need to obtain a pass directly from the Conservative Party.**

 

SPEAKERS
EPI and NFER at Conservative Party Conference: ‘A cause for optimism? How has COVID impacted teacher shortages?’
Chair: Professor Samantha Twiselton OBE
Director, Sheffield Institute of Education
EPI and NFER at Conservative Party Conference: ‘A cause for optimism? How has COVID impacted teacher shortages?’
David Johnston OBE MP
Education Select Committee
EPI and NFER at Conservative Party Conference: ‘A cause for optimism? How has COVID impacted teacher shortages?’
Jack Worth
Lead Economist, National Foundation for Educational Research
EPI and NFER at Conservative Party Conference: ‘A cause for optimism? How has COVID impacted teacher shortages?’
Tom Hunt MP
Education Select Committee
EPI and NFER at Conservative Party Conference: ‘A cause for optimism? How has COVID impacted teacher shortages?’
Leora Cruddas
Chief Executive, Confederation of School Trusts
EPI and NFER at Conservative Party Conference: ‘A cause for optimism? How has COVID impacted teacher shortages?’
Rob Halkyard
Executive Director of Engagement, Teach First
Event Partners