Education professionals questioned on teacher supply

06 June 2016

The Education Committee takes evidence from education professionals as part of its inquiry into supply of teachers.


Wednesday 8 June 2016, Wilson Room, Portcullis House

At 9.30am

  • Dr Robin Bevan, Headteacher, Southend High School for Boys
  • Dr Jane Courtney, Member of the MillionPlus Deans of Education Network
  • Professor Sir John Holman, President-elect, Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Andy Mitchell, Curriculum Director and Assistant Chief Executive, Design and Technology Association
  • Charles Tracy, Head of Education, Institute of Physics

At 10.30am

  • Jenni French, Programme Manager in the Education Team, Gatsby Charitable Foundation
  • Joanna Hall, Deputy Director for Schools, Ofsted
  • Chris Husbands, Vice-Chancellor, Sheffield Hallam University
  • Mark Parrett, Audit Manager, National Audit Office

Focus of the session

The Committee hears from a number of witnesses across two panels. The first panel focuses on the impact of continuous professional development (CPD) on the teaching profession and covers the following key themes explored in the inquiry so far:

  • Schools and universities as CPD providers
  • Content and types of CPD
  • School culture on engagement with CPD opportunities

The second panel discusses issues relating to the data used by the Government to assess recruitment, retention and quality of teachers, exploring the Teacher Supply Model as well as sources and responsibilities for collecting and managing the relevant data.

Read evidence submitted to the Committee and get the latest updates on the teacher supply inquiry page.

Further information

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