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What if… we wanted to transform teaching as a career choice?

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Mary Bousted is the general secretary of ATL and AMiE. Jonathan Simons is the Director of Policy and Advocacy at the Varkey Foundation. Lucy Crehan is an International Education Consultant at Education Development Trust; author, Cleverlands: The Secrets Behind the Success of the World’s Education Superpowers. Martin Mills, incoming Director of the Centre for Research on Teachers and Teaching, UCL Institute of Education.


Chair: Professor Becky Francis is the Director of UCL Institute of Education.


Teaching offers rewards unlike any other job, yet we are struggling to attract and retain school teachers in the profession. We’ve accepted that teaching may no longer be a lifelong vocation, and made a virtue of that. We’re now in the midst of trying to reduce teacher workloads, and there’s been talk of using technology to mitigate teacher shortages. But this is reactive, piecemeal and defeatist. Is it time for a much more radical rethink of what the teacher’s role and remit should be in order to attract and keep those with the most to offer? Can we learn anything from other professions or other education systems? Are we paying sufficient attention to how technology could support a different working life for teachers? How long till advances in technology herald a more radical shift anyway?


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