Labour Party Conference: Building on the Covid recruitment bounce – the impact of recruitment and retention on social mobility

27th September 2021 27/09/2021 08:00

At this year’s Labour Party Conference, the Education Policy Institute (EPI) has partnered with Teach First to co-host a private round-table discussion: ‘Building on the Covid recruitment bounce: the impact of recruitment and retention on social mobility’. 

The pandemic has led to an increasein teacher numbers over the last year but the surge in recruitment appears to havestalledand is now returning to pre-pandemic levels. This comes amidst warnings that recruitment and retention levels are expected to decline again post-pandemic, as we look towards the critical phase of education recovery,inwhich teachers will play a crucial and important part.The Covid recruitment bounce offers an unprecedented opportunity to improve recruitment and retention, recognising that this area is uneven between affluent and disadvantaged schools. Prioritising teachers’ wellbeing and reducing workloads, beyond being beneficial in themselves, have also been shown to improve student outcomes. 

Joining us in this discussion will be Natalie Perera, EPI; Russell Hobby, Teach First; Dr Mary Bousted, National Education Union; Geoff Barton, ASCL and Ann Donaghy, Noel-Baker Academy, alongside invited speakers Apsana Begum MP, Emma Hardy MP and Rushanara Ali MP.

 

** Please note that this is a private roundtable**

 

SPEAKERS
Labour Party Conference: Building on the Covid recruitment bounce – the impact of recruitment and retention on social mobility
Natalie Perera
Chief Executive, Education Policy Institute
Labour Party Conference: Building on the Covid recruitment bounce – the impact of recruitment and retention on social mobility
Russell Hobby
Chief Executive, Teach First
Labour Party Conference: Building on the Covid recruitment bounce – the impact of recruitment and retention on social mobility
Dr Mary Bousted
General Secretary, National Education Union
Labour Party Conference: Building on the Covid recruitment bounce – the impact of recruitment and retention on social mobility
Geoff Barton
General Secretary, ASCL
Labour Party Conference: Building on the Covid recruitment bounce – the impact of recruitment and retention on social mobility
Ann Donaghy
Headteacher, Noel Baker Academy