Overview

01 Dec, 20219:15 am-1:05 pm02 Dec, 20219:30 am-1:05 pm
Online

Initial Teacher Training, Recruitment and Professional Development Provision Forum will discuss the current and future landscape of teachers’ training, recruitment and professional development.

With 1 in 4 teachers leaving the profession within two years of qualification, over 40% leaving within 10 years, and flight from the profession accounting for 40,000 teachers typically on an annual basis the ongoing teacher recruitment and retention crisis is far from being resolved. Secondary school teachers in England spend, on average, just 43 hours a year on CPD – well below the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development international average of 62 hours a year, according to Education Policy Institute analysis. However, with new measures being implemented from Autumn 2021, investment in the early education and subsequent professional development of teachers is being presented as one of the solutions. New measure such as the Early Career Framework and Core Content Framework, which provide NQTs with 3 years of comprehensive teaching guidance, are intended to reform the current teacher training and education processes and contribute to the delivery of world-class initial teacher education and development in this country

The Maximising Initial Teacher Training, Recruitment and Professional Development Provision Forum provides a timely opportunity, in light of the ongoing teacher recruitment and retention crisis, for participants to discuss the current and future landscape of teachers’ training, recruitment and professional development.

A policy update will be provided on the changes to the NPQ Framework, as well as on the Early Career Framework and Core Content Framework that are being introduced to support trainee and qualified teachers.

Sector leaders will offer insights into the latest policy developments, while best practice case studies and workshops will provide attendees with the chance to examine successful strategies for delivering outstanding ITT education and CPD for teachers at every stage of their career, including how to overcome time, workload, and financial barriers.

 

Key Features of an Online IG Event

  • AI networking and live delegate meet-ups
  • Replay functions so you never miss a session
  • Live chat, questioning and polling tools
  • Real time resources and presentations
  • Sector based discussion groups
  • Next generation conference platform

Agenda

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
9:15 am
Your Tour of the Online Platform

Before proceedings get underway, this short explainer session will explore how you can get the most out of our new next generation Conference platform.

 

Our IG Team will run through how to make virtual connections, creating networking meet ups, accessing content on demand and how to use our new Q&A, chat functions and virtual polling tools.

Chair’s Welcome Address

*Dr Rachel Shanks is the Day 1 Main Chair and will lead the joint sessions on Day 1, as well as Chairing the ITT/Recruitment specific streams on both days

*Ruba Aljarf is the Day 2 Main Chair and will lead the joint sessions on Day 2, but will Chair the CPD specific streams on both days.

 

Ruba Aljarf
Ruba Aljarf
Partnerships and Insight Manager
West London Zone
Confirmed
Dr Rachel Shanks
Dr Rachel Shanks
Senior Lecturer in Education.
University of Aberdeen
Invited
9:40 am
CPD
ITT and Recruitment
Department for Education Update: Enhancing Opportunities for Teacher Development

This keynote will outline advice and guidance for how teachers and leaders can effectively utilise and embed the Early Career and new NPQ frameworks, which will be rolled out from September 2021.
Insights will be provided following the initial roll out of these new frameworks, alongside updates on what these mean for all teaching staff, and the future of teaching CPD.

 

This session will include time for questions.

Chris Armstrong-Stacey
Chris Armstrong-Stacey
Deputy Director, Delivering Teacher Development
Department for Education
Confirmed
Department for Education Update: Understanding the Changes to Initial Teacher Training

This keynote will examine the ITT Market Review, the changes to Initial Teacher Education and how this is intended to impact the recruitment and retention crisis facing the sector. Ruth will:

  • Outline the next steps of Initial Teacher Training and Recruitment plans, including the Institute of Teaching which launches in September 2022
  • Offer insight into what implementation of the reforms will look like, specifically focusing on the timescale with which it will be introduced
  • Respond to delegate questions regarding the ITT Market Review and the DfE strategy to increase teacher recruitment

This session will include time for questions.

Ruth Talbot
Ruth Talbot
Deputy Director
Department for Education
Invited
10:10 am
The ASCL Blueprint: The Future of Professional Development in Teaching

This session will outline the latest blueprint from ASCL the steps that they believe need to be taken in order to tackle education’s ‘entrenched injustice’. Aimed at closing the attainment gap, Geoff Barton from the Association of School and College Leaders will build upon the recommendations to teaching CPD as outlined in the blueprint, share some of the key research and evidence that informed the proposals and offer guidance on how these changes can be implemented at school level.

Geoff Barton
Geoff Barton
General Secretary
ASCL
Invited
10:40 am
Sponsored Session
11:00 am
Break, Virtual Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections, tour our real-time resources and content and take part on discussions via the tailored channels.

Don’t forget if you’ve missed a session, you can use our replay functions, so you can watch all the content on demand at a time that suits you.

11:20 am
Fireside Chat with Professor Samantha Twiselton OBE: Looking at the Future of Initial Teacher Training

Professor Rachel Lofthouse sits down with Professor Samantha Twiselton OBE, Chair of the ITT Core Content Framework Expert Advisory Group, to discuss:

  • What the ITT Market Review and consultation really means for teachers, students and providers and how this will impact the future of teaching and learning
  • Why continual evaluation of the efficacy of professional development measures is essential to success
  • How creating a whole school understanding of professional development goals can create a culture of excellence in your education environment

 Questions from delegates are encouraged during this session.

Professor Samantha Twiselton OBE
Professor Samantha Twiselton OBE
Director of Sheffield Institute of Education
Sheffield Hallam University
Confirmed
Dr Rachel Shanks
Dr Rachel Shanks
Senior Lecturer in Education.
University of Aberdeen
Invited
11:50 am
Educating, Mentoring and Nurturing: From Initial Teacher Training to Providing CPD for Qualified Teachers

In her session, Anna Lise Gordon will explore the need for a supportive learning environment from ITT through to QTS and beyond, examine the role of high-quality mentoring in achieving world-class teachers. This session will:

  • Analyse the importance of personalised and consistent mentoring for trainee and early career teachers, providing you with key guidance on how to maximise the impact of mentoring
  • Consider the reforms to teacher education and professional development that are currently underway, framing this using the Department for Educations hopes of a ‘golden thread’ of professional development
  • Explore the hugely important transition period between initial teacher education and qualified teacher status and offer guidance on how providers can best support their trainees throughout this time

Questions from delegates are encouraged during this session.

Professor Anna Lise Gordon
Professor Anna Lise Gordon
Director
Institute of Education – St Mary’s University
Confirmed
12:25 pm
CPD
ITT and Recruitment
Interactive Panel + Q&A: The Teacher Retention Crisis: Promoting CPD as the Solution

This discussion will focus on exploring some of the key reasons contributing to the teacher retention and recruitment crisis, how these have changed over recent years and how schools can use effective CPD to tackle the crisis. Topics for discussion will include:

  • The reality of recruitment and retention in the sector over the last 10 years
  • Increasing the availability of high-quality CPD to improve retention problems, particularly for early-career teachers
  • If low-quality CPD for teachers can be argued to be the result of retention issues, rather than a contributing factor
  • The vital role played by teacher buy-in in creating high-quality and effective changes to CPD provision
Abby Bayford
Abby Bayford
Director of Institute
Academy Transformation Trust
Invited
Jane Peckham
Jane Peckham
Deputy General Secretary
NASUWT
Invited
Dr Madeline Findon
Dr Madeline Findon
Lecturer in Educational Leadership
University of Birmingham
Invited
Interactive Panel + Q&A: What Does the Future of ITE Provision Look Like?

The responses to the ITT Market Review have been mixed, whilst many accept the intention and principles behind the review’s recommendations there is criticism that implementing these would seriously damage the ability of providers to offer enriching Initial Teacher Education, favouring large providers and reducing diversity. In this panel discussion our panellists will look at how ITE providers can retain their diversity and uniqueness in the context of changes to ITE. Topics for discussion will include:

  •  The extent to which the size of a provider is an accurate indicator of its ability to effective deliver high-quality teacher education
  • The impact of geographic location in teacher supply, looking at the impact that reduced teaching education provision would have in more rural areas
  • The extent to which pedagogy, freedom of thought and autonomy account for high-quality teaching and learning
Trevor Mutton
Trevor Mutton
Associate Professor
Oxford University Department of Education
Confirmed
Jo Anderson
Jo Anderson
SCITT Programmes Leader
Wildern Partnership SCITT
Confirmed
Marie Hamer
Marie Hamer
Executive Director of Learning Design and Teaching
The Ambition Institute
Invited
Nick Brook
Nick Brook
Deputy General Secretary
The National Association of Head Teachers
Invited
1:05 pm
Chair's Closing Remarks
Ruba Aljarf
Ruba Aljarf
Partnerships and Insight Manager
West London Zone
Confirmed
Dr Rachel Shanks
Dr Rachel Shanks
Senior Lecturer in Education.
University of Aberdeen
Invited
9:30 am
Chair’s Welcome Address
Ruba Aljarf
Ruba Aljarf
Partnerships and Insight Manager
West London Zone
Confirmed
Dr Rachel Shanks
Dr Rachel Shanks
Senior Lecturer in Education.
University of Aberdeen
Invited
9:40 am
‘You Can’t Be What You Can’t See’: Centering Inclusion in ITT and Education

In this session, Professor of Education and Social Justice Director of the Centre for Research in Race & Education (CRRE) and BAME Academic Lead, Professor Kalwant Bhopal will:

  • Explore the role social mobility plays in teacher training opportunities
  • Highlight why representation matters in education, the impact that this can have on student attainment and experience, and how to encourage diversity
  • Share why non-university-based teaching training routes are vital in encouraging underrepresented groups into the teaching profession
  • Highlight the importance of working towards greater representation in within senior leadership teams in schools and share key tips for ensuring ITT recruitment is as accessible as possible
Professor Kalwant Bhopal
Professor Kalwant Bhopal
Professor of Education and Social Justice Director of the Centre for Research in Race & Education (CRRE) and BAME Academic Lead
University of Birmingham
Invited
10:15 am
How to Build High-Quality CPD in a Multi-Academy Trust
  • Outlining the key components of effective professional development for teachers using the ‘Seven E’s’ of successful professional learning provision
  • Exploring the integral role of personal pedagogy in achieving effective professional learning on an individual basis.
  • Understanding the impact of high-quality CPD on your institution as well as the wider sector
  • Planning for impact to maximise discussion, accountability, and reflection

This session will include time for questions

Dr Fiona Aubrey-Smith
Dr Fiona Aubrey-Smith
Founder
One Life Learning
Confirmed
10:45 am
CPD
ITT and Recruitment
Teaching CPD: What the Research Says and Why High-Quality CPD Should Be Evidence-Based

In his session, James will examine the rapid changes to the education sector over the last 18 months as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic focusing on the surge of teacher numbers during the pandemic and why we must collectively work towards retaining these staff members. Drawing upon the available evidence James Zuccollo will:

  • Dive into the integral role of research and evidence in creating excellent CPD
  • Assess what the cost of providing high-quality professional development to teachers really is
  • Critically examine the policy changes made since the start of the pandemic, reflecting on the impact that this has had on recruitment and retention, as well as the impact it will likely have on the future supply of teachers
James Zuccollo
James Zuccollo
Director of School Workforce
Education Policy Institute
Confirmed
Delivering High-Quality Teacher Training: Reflections from a Teach First Perspective
  • Matching potential teachers with schools to ensure that both teachers and schools thrive
  • Outlining how schools can accelerate the progress of novice teachers using the Core Content Framework
  • How can workload be managed to ensure novice teachers thrive in their schools
  • The importance of excellent mentoring in encouraging novice teachers to excel and thrive in school
Faye Craster
Faye Craster
Director of Teacher Development
Teach First
Confirmed
11:30 am
Break, Virtual Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections, tour our real-time resources and content and take part on the discussions via the tailored channels.

Don’t forget if you’ve missed a session, you can use our replay functions, so you can watch all the content on demand at a time that suits you.

11:50 am
CPD
ITT and Recruitment
Examining the Department for Education’s ‘Golden Thread of CPD’

As Associate Advisor to the Teaching School Council, Director of Leadership NPQs and NPQEL/NPQH Lead Facilitator at Best Practice Network, Yvonne Gandy will outline key learning points including:

  • How best to analyse the framework changes implemented by the Department for Education, focusing on what these mean for teachers and leaders
  • Examining how the ‘golden thread of CPD’ can be used to help achieve greater equality of opportunity in education and student experience
  • Exploring the potential of high-quality CPD as a mechanism to support students in disadvantaged areas to raise attainment and achieve excellence
  • Provide practical tools, troubleshooting and idea sharing between delegates on how this can be implemented in practice
Yvonne Gandy
Yvonne Gandy
Director of Leadership NPQs and NPQEL/NPQH Lead Facilitator
Best Practice Network
Invited
The State of Teacher Supply and the On-Going Impact of COVID-19

Building upon his report published in 2020 on the ‘The Impact of Covid-19 on Initial Teacher Training. Implications for Teacher Supply in England’, Jack will:

Building upon his report published in 2020 on the ‘The Impact of Covid-19 on Initial Teacher Training. Implications for Teacher Supply in England’, Jack will:

  • Examine the state of teacher recruitment and retention, particularly the impact of Covid-19 on the teacher labour market
  • Share the latest research on the challenges facing the ITT sector
  • Explore the policy priorities for ensuring on-going supply of sufficient numbers of high-quality teachers

There will be time for delegate questions.

 

Jack Worth
Jack Worth
Lead Economist
National Foundation for Educational Research
Confirmed
12:20 pm
CPD
ITT and Recruitment
Interactive Workshop: Learning How Best to Evaluate CPD in Your School

In this presentation, Dr James Mannion (UCL Institute of Education) will share some practical insights from the emerging field of implementation science to help participants implement and evaluate CPD effectively. These resear4ch informed approaches will include:

  • How to carry out an effective needs analysis
  • Working with a vertical slice team
  • Diffusions of innovation
  • Building an implementation bridge
  • Communications planning
  • How to monitor and evaluate the impact of CPD over time

This session will include time for questions.

Dr James Mannion
Dr James Mannion
Bespoke Programmes Leader UCL
Director at Rethinking Education
Confirmed
Working to Provide Transformative Teacher Education

Using the findings of the ‘New teachers’ responses to Covid-19’ report she co-authored, Rachel Shanks will:

  • Consider how the response of Early Careers Teachers to the rapid pivot to online learning is an indication of the reflexivity of the teaching profession
  • Examine the extent to which ITE prepared teachers for the pandemic and you can better prepare for future changes
  • Draw upon the report findings that challenges the narrative of ECTs as ‘struggling’ with the changes to teaching
Dr Rachel Shanks
Dr Rachel Shanks
Senior Lecturer in Education.
University of Aberdeen
Invited
1:05 pm
Chair's Closing Remarks

*This programme is subject to change.

Ruba Aljarf
Ruba Aljarf
Partnerships and Insight Manager
West London Zone
Confirmed
Professor Rachel Lofthouse
Professor Rachel Lofthouse
Professor of Teacher Education
Carnegie School of Education at Leeds Beckett University
Invited

Audience

This Forum is open to Schools, Local Authorities, Higher Education Institutions, Training Providers as well as Further Education providers to encourage discussion and networking. However those in attendance will likely include:

CPD

  • Headteachers
  • Deputy and Assistant Headteachers
  • Teaching and Learning Advisers
  • Heads of School Improvement
  • Curriculum Leaders
  • Corporate Directors for Education
  • Human Resources Managers
  • Teacher Training Coordinators

ITT and Recruitment

  • Headteachers
  • Assistant and Deputy Heads
  • Directors of ITT
  • Directors of Teaching Schools
  • Heads of Teacher Training and Education
  • Partnership and Programme Managers
  • Heads of Recruitment
  • Teacher Training Coordinators
  • Learning and Improvement Managers
  • Directors of SCITT

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