On Tuesday, 30th October 2018, NFER published their final report from a major research project, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, to gain a deeper understanding of the dynamics within the teacher workforce in England:

A Research Overview as well as our full report on ‘Teacher Workforce Dynamics in England’ is now online. The report warns that with rising pupil numbers, shortfalls in the number of trainee teachers and an increasing proportion of teachers leaving the profession, retaining teachers who are already in the profession is all the more important for managing the current supply of teachers. This study helps generate a more detailed understanding of the factors associated with teacher retention and turnover. The findings focus on the most important potential ingredients for a successful recruitment and retention strategy: teachers’ pay, workload and working hours, part-time and flexible working, teachers in different regions and shortage subjects. The report also makes recommendations for policy makers and school leaders to help respond to these challenges.

Further information on NFER’s work can be found in the School Workforce area of their website.


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