The teaching profession is in crisis. Demoralised by unsustainable bureaucracy and constant policy changes, last year nearly 50,000 teachers left the profession, the highest number since records began. Meanwhile, as record numbers of school age children enter the system, the Government has failed to reach its recruitment target for the last 4 years. The National Audit Office, Headteachers, and Teaching Unions have been damning about the Government's failure to get a grip on the problem.
But how should Labour respond? The Young Fabian Education Network and education charity the Education Support Partnership bring together the Shadow Secretary of State for Education Lucy Powell MP with two renowned experts on teaching recruitment and retention to develop new ideas to solve the teaching crisis.
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Lucy Powell MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Education
Professor John Howson, University of Oxford. UK's foremost authority on teacher recruitment and director of Teacher Vac.
Loic Menzies, former teacher and Director of education 'think-and-action tank' LKMco. Author of Why Teach?, recent research into why people choose to go into teaching and remain there.
Solving the Teaching Crisis will take place at 18:30 in Committee Room 10 in the Palace of Westminster on Tuesday 24th May, 2016.
London SW1A 0AA
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