Have your say on teacher recruitment and retention

03 July 2018

The DfE is hosting a series of events around the country, including workshops and discussions, to provide teachers with an opportunity to help shape the department’s policy development. In particular, the department is keen to hear your views on areas including professional development, flexible working and entry routes into teaching and how they can be improved.

These events mark one of the first stages of work the department is doing to develop a new teacher recruitment and retention strategy.

The DfE will use the events to share some of the things it has learnt, learn what’s worked and what hasn’t, and hear from you what should be done to improve teacher recruitment and retention.

In particular, the department wants to find out more about:

  • the recruitment and retention challenges you have experienced

  • what your school and/or trust is doing to tackle some of these issues

  • the things that you know work

  • your ideas for other solutions the department should consider

A number of events are taking place across July, with more planned for the autumn term. Sign up and find out more about the summer term events.