At this year’s Conservative Party Conference the Education Policy Institute has partnered with Tes to co-host a fringe event on the international value of British education and teachers.
The British education system is highly regarded by the international education community. Our schools and awarding bodies have a reputation for excellence. The calibre of our universities means that places at these institutions, as well as their graduates, are sought after world-wide. And the status of English as a global language means high demand for native teachers.
Each year, it is estimated that around 15,000 teachers leave the UK to teach in schools abroad. As the demand for teachers in international schools grow, it is predicted that they could recruit more than half of all the UK’s trainee teachers over the next 10 years. With England’s schools still struggling to recruit and retain new and existing teachers we must consider why so many British teachers are making up such a disproportionate number of international educators.
This session will explore the push and pull factors that could be causing this trend including workload, pay, social value and recruitment measures. This session will also consider how we can widen the pool of teachers to prepare for national and global teacher shortages.
This event will take place on Monday 30th September 2019 between 18:00 – 19:30. Wine and nibbles will be provided.
Speakers include: Graham Stuart MP (Minister for Investment); Mary Bousted (NEU); Lord Knight (Tes); Julie Robinson (ISC); and Tony Little (GEMS Education); and Jonathan Simons (Public First). The panel will be chaired by Ann Mroz (Tes).
** 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.**