COMMONS

Attracting, Training and Retaining the Best Teachers Oral Evidence

03 November 2011

Committee to examine the key strengths and weaknesses of teacher recruitment, retention and training 

ORAL EVIDENCE

ATTRACTING, TRAINING AND RETAINING THE BEST TEACHERS

Wednesday 9 November 2011

Room 8, Westminster Palace

Witnesses

At 9.30am

Michael Day, Executive Director of Training, Training and Development Agency

At 10.20am (approximately)

  • Dr Michael Evans, Deputy Head, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge
  • Dr John Moss, Dean of Education, Canterbury Christ Church University
  • Martin Thompson, President, National Association of School Based Teacher Trainers
  • Kay Truscott-Howell, Course Director, Billericay Educational Consortium
  • Amanda Timberg, Director of Leadership Development, TeachFirst

Purpose of the session

For the first formal session of its inquiry into teacher recruitment, retention and training, the Committee will consider the trainers’ perspective. Evidence will be taken from the Training and Development Agency, the national body responsible for the training and development of the school workforce. In the second panel, the Committee will hear from a range of teacher trainers, including representatives of universities, school-based training, and the TeachFirst programme. The session will explore current provision for training and developing outstanding teachers, and examine commonly cited reasons for entering and leaving the profession.

Terms of Reference

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