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Teacher recruitment, retention and development – rethinking policy and practice priorities

Where have things gone wrong

Governments remain divided over what are the most effective solutions to the workforce challenge.  Yet without clarity on the underlying issues, the solutions offered risk making things worse.  In this first event in the What Matters in Education? panel discussion series, speakers will debate where things have gone wrong and how to put them right.

Agreeing an agenda for educational change

In the light of current challenges,  Q&A with the audience will clarify an agenda for educational change that puts the role of the teacher back at the heart of the profession.

What Matters in Education? Panel Discussion Series

This series is jointly organised by the UCL Institute of Education Pro-Director Research and the ESRC Education Research Programme (ERP). It aims to spark new thinking across education, social research and the wider social sciences on how research, policy and practice can most productively interact.

Events will be online. Recordings and a summary of the key questions the debate raised will be made available on the ERP website afterwards.

Co-Chair: Professor Gemma Moss, Director, ESRC Education Reserach Programme, Professor of Literacy at the UCL Institute of Education

Co-Chair: Professor Lynn Ang, Pro-Director and Vice-Dean Research at the UCL Institute of Education

Moderator: Dr Becky Taylor, Academic Head of Engagement and Impact at the UCL Institute of Education


More information about the What Matters in Education? panel discussion series 

About the Speakers

Rt Hon. David Laws

Executive Chairman at Education Policy Institute

Peter Kent

President at International Confederation of Principals

Qing Gu

Professor of Leadership in Education and Director of The UCL Centre for Educational Leadership at UCL Institute of Education

Mary Bousted

Joint General Secretary at National Education Union (NEU)


July 3, 2023
5:30 pm
- 7:00 PM