Developing a school culture that supports and encourages teacher retention is crucial for all good schools. Maria Cunningham draws out elements of effective CPD practice that can inspire your staff and motivate them to stay in the profession

Last month, the LKMCo released a new report, The Talent Challenge, based around teacher recruitment and retention. We know this is an increasingly urgent crisis faced by schools in England, as pupil numbers are set to rise to 3.3 million by 2025 and an extra 26,500 teachers will be needed to ensure these children are educated.

With “shockingly high” unfilled vacancies at secondary schools and more than one in 10 teachers leaving the profession for other sectors, schools need to do their utmost to create a desirable working culture that makes staff want to stay for the long-run.

The research is clear that investing in high-quality, sustainable CPD activities not only taps in to your staff’s need to feel valued, but also ensures that regardless of their level of experience, teachers are able to keep improving, year-on-year, for the benefit of pupil outcomes.

Register now, read forever

Thank you for visiting SecEd and reading some of our content for professionals in secondary education. Register now for free to get unlimited access to all content.

What's included:

  • Unlimited access to news, best practice articles and podcast

  • New content and e-bulletins delivered straight to your inbox every Monday and Thursday


Already have an account? Sign in here