At this year’s Labour Party Conference, the Education Policy Institute (EPI) has partnered with the Ambition Institute to hold a public panel event on ‘How can Labour deliver world-class teaching for every child and secure the education workforce we need?’
The announcement of the National Excellence Programme was met with interest by the sector, in particular for its focus on teacher recruitment, reforming the accountability system to support struggling schools, and an emphasis on continuous professional development (CPD) for teachers and school leaders.
Research shows that effective high-quality CPD boosts teacher retention, particularly for early career teachers, and has a significant effect on pupils’ learning outcomes. Given its potential to support several of the other ambitions in the programme, it is important to consider how the announced CPD provision can be implemented effectively.
This panel will bring together policy makers, school leaders and other education stakeholders to explore the role of CPD within the National Excellence Programme. Speakers will consider what effective implementation looks like; how space can be made in the school day to ensure CPD is accessible without adding further burdens to teachers, and what role CPD can play in combatting some of the biggest challenges facing the sector.
We are delighted to welcome John Camp, ASCL; Sam Freedman, Ambition Institute and Lucy Heller, Ark Schools to the panel. James Zuccollo, EPI’s Director for School Workforce, will chair the session.
** 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 Labour Party.**