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Teacher recruitment, training and retention

Inquiry

The Committee will investigate the current state of teacher retention and recruitment, the main factors causing difficulties, and the impact on students. This includes assessing how well the current teacher training framework works to prepare new teachers, and how England's system compares internationally.  

The inquiry will look at steps the Department for Education has taken to address the challenges in recruitment and retention, including the impact of financial incentives, attempts to reduce workloads, and mental health support.

The Committee will also look at how the education sector's problems with teacher recruitment, training and retention compare with other professions and sectors of the economy, and whether anything can be learned from those comparisons.

Read the call for evidence for more detail about the inquiry.

You can submit evidence until 23:59 on 21 April 2023. Please read Parliament's guidance on giving evidence to select committees before writing your submission. Your submission should be no more than 3000 words.

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Friday 21 April 2023.

Upcoming events

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Past events

Tuesday 12 December 2023
10:00am Public
Teacher recruitment, training and retention - Oral evidence 12 December 2023
10:00am
  • Rt Hon Damian Hinds MP (Minister of State for Schools at Department for Education)
  • Sue Lovelock (Director of Teaching Workforce: Candidates, Trainees, Strategy, Portfolio and Analysis at Department for Education)
Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Tuesday 14 November 2023
10:00am Public
Teacher recruitment, training and retention - Oral evidence 14 November 2023
10:00am
  • Philip Nye (Data Scientist at Institute for Government)
  • Katie Waldegrave, MBE (Co-founder and CEO at Now Teach)
  • Dr Luke Sibieta (Research Fellow at Institute for Fiscal Studies)
10:50am
  • Sinéad Mc Brearty (Chief Executive Officer at Education Support)
  • Jack Worth (School Workforce Lead at NFER)
  • Professor Becky Francis CBE (CEO at Education Endowment Foundation)
  • Professor Becky Allen (Chief Analyst and a Co-founder at Teach Tapp)
Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Tuesday 12 September 2023
10:00am Public
Teacher recruitment, training and retention - Oral evidence 12 September 2023
10:00am
  • Rene Koglbauer (Chair of Board of Trustees at Association for Language Learning)
  • Professor Paul Glaister CBE (Immediate Past Chair at Joint Mathematical Council of the UK)
  • Deborah Weston OBE (Research Officer at National Association of Teachers of Religious Education)
  • Ryan Ball (Director of Education at Design and Technology Association)
  • Hari Rentala (Head of Learning and Skills at Institute of Physics)
Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Tuesday 11 July 2023
10:00am Public
Teacher recruitment, training and retention - Oral evidence 11 July 2023
10:00am
  • Russell Hobby (CEO at Teach First)
  • Melanie Renowden (CEO at National Institute of Teaching)
  • Dr Annabel Watson (Associate Professor in Language Education at University of Exeter)
  • Dr Jasper Green (Associate Professor (Teaching) and Head of Initial Teacher Education at IOE, UCL’s Faculty of Education and Society)
  • Richard Gill (Chair at Teaching School Hubs Council)
Room 15, Palace of Westminster

Contact us

  • Email: educom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 2370 (general enquiries) | 020 7219 8895 (media enquiries)
  • Address: Education Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA