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Workforce & Professional Development News April 2024

Apr 21, 2024

Workforce & Professional Development News in April & May 2024

TES School Wellbeing Report 2024

TES has published their annual wellbeing report surveying more than 6,000 teachers for the results. Read the report and watch a video on the findings via this link.

Senior Mental Health Lead Training

The DfE has announced that schools can access a £1,200 grant for Senior Leader Mental Health training. Read all grant detail and apply through this page.

Staff Workload & Wellbeing

The DfE has produced a range of online resources to help schools promote staff wellbeing and support workload reduction. Access the workload & wellbeing resource and also the workload reduction toolkit here.

The 6th NFER Teacher Labour Market Report

The NFER has published its annual Teacher Labour Market report. The report comments on the progress the education system in England is making towards meeting the teacher supply challenge and adds 4 key recommendations. Read more here.

Flexible Working Toolkit

On 6th April 2024 the law on the right to request flexible working changed. The CIPD have outlined the details here. To support school leaders the DfE have produced a toolkit. Find these resource through this link.

Ethnic Diversity in the Teaching Workforce Review

The National Foundation for Educational Research in England and Wales (NFER) has published an important evidence review into the ethnic diversity of the teaching workforce.

Listening to our Whole Workforce

Generate Teaching Hub is interested to understand more about how our services can better support a teachers from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds in Halton, Warrington and Wigan.

By ethnic and culturally diverse background we mean teachers from Black communities, Asian communities and other diverse ethnic communities.

We have created a form as a way to hear from colleagues and start a dialogue.

Answers can be given anonymously but if you do leave your contact details we pledge to make a personal response to you sharing your views. Our interest is to learn more about what is needed and work with colleagues who have lived experience in any plans we make.

Colleagues can also contact our Director, Bernard Clarke via or by calling 07897 280909 if they prefer to communicate directly.

ECF Programme National Evaluation

The DfE have produced a comprehensive evaluation on the ECF programme for its second year – 2022/23. Generate Teaching Hub has highlighted some key learning points and links to the full report in this post.

ECF Mentor Retention Research

UCL have published another in depth research report in to ECF mentoring. This time highlighting the role mentoring plays in retaining experienced teaching staff. Generate Teaching Hub has shared highlights from the research and a link to the whole document in this post.

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