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Teacher recruitment, training and retention


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.