Jack Worth, NFER’s school workforce lead, will present the findings of a new part-time and flexible working research report. Jack will be joined by a teacher who is successfully working part-time and/or a headteacher who has successfully implemented part-time and flexible working programmes in their schools. The issue of teacher recruitment and retention is currently one of the main education policy challenges as a result of rising pupil numbers, shortfalls in the number of new trainee teachers and increases in the proportion of teachers leaving (or considering leaving) the profession.
Across two days, over 250 sessions will take place at the Festival. A full timetable of sessions will be available from late May 2019. Until this point we will only be announcing the day(s) sessions will be taking place.