The SecEd Podcast: Teacher retention & recruitment

Written by: Pete Henshaw | Published:

The latest SecEd podcast offers research-based, practical advice, ideas and strategies to secondary school leaders to help boost teacher retention and support effective teacher recruitment

One in 10 secondary teachers leave the profession every year. In this SecEd Podcast, we look at the latest research into the school workforce and we discuss practical strategies to support teacher retention and recruitment in secondary schools.

On retention, we tackle issues including workload, flexible and part-time working, supporting early career teachers, CPD & autonomy, and pay & conditions. We also consider the state of teacher recruitment and what schools can do to attract the best candidates.

Guests include Phil Denton, headteacher at St Bede's Catholic High School in Ormskirk; Chris Parkinson, executive headteacher of Bosworth Academy in Leicester; Jack Worth, the school workforce lead and an expert on the teacher labour market at the National Foundation for Educational Research.

To hear other SecEd podcasts, or to subscribe for free to new editions, search for 'The SecEd Podcast' in your podcast application of choice or visit and for details about The SecEd Podcast, or to suggest future topics, email editor Pete Henshaw at


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