There seems to be lots of well-intentioned initiatives that are trying to identify and tackle the issue of teacher retention. A new five-year study of 15,000 teachers will assess why staff drop out of the profession, the impact of Covid-19 and changing working conditions.
Broadly, the DfE have suggested the following ideas to improve retention:
More supportive school cultures and reduced workload
Transforming support for early career teachers
Making sure teaching remains an attractive career as lifestyles and aspirations change
Additional details include a new job share service, more support for new teachers (reducing timetables, strengthened mentoring) and a reformed Ofsted framework with a focus on reducing teacher workload.
With this in mind this masterclass will look at:
- Reason for retention issues within schools
- Improving retention in schools
- The link between wellbeing and retention