COMMONS

Second session: attracting, training and retaining the best teachers

15 November 2011

The Education Committee moves the focus of its inquiry to the wider community perspective, and the perspective of researchers

Witnesses

Wednesday 23 November 2011, Grimond Room, Portcullis House

At 9.30am

  • David Butler OBE, Chief Executive, PTA-UK

  • Emma Knights, Chief Executive, National Governors' Association  

At 10.10am

  • Professor Peter Tymms, Head of the School of Education, Durham University
  • Sir Peter Lampl OBE, Chairman, The Sutton Trust
  • Professor John Howson, Director, DataforEducation.info, and Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford
  • Professor Stephen Gorard, Professor of Education Research, University of Birmingham, and
  • Kevin Mattinson, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Head of Teacher Education, Keele University

Purpose of the session

Following on from sessions with teachers and trainers, the Committee moves the focus of its inquiry to the wider community perspective, and the perspective of researchers. In the first panel, representatives of those who engage regularly with teachers—such as parents and school governors—will offer their views on the qualities required in an outstanding teachers, and they ways in which Government policy might change the teacher training and supply landscape.

In the second half of the session, the Committee will hear from those who have studied issues pertinent to the inquiry—including leading researchers from universities, and the Chairman of The Sutton Trust, which aims to promote social mobility through education.

Image: iStockphoto

Share this page