Teaching and Learning Conference 2018

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Charlotte Wright – Lasting beyond 5 years

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June 23, 2018

Workshop facilitator

Charlotte Wright

Name of Workshop

Lasting beyond 5 years: cultivating deep roots in the teaching profession

Who is it for?

Trainees, early career teachers, mentors, and all those interested in self-sustenance and patterns of motivation.

Brief synopsis of workshop

“21% of newly qualified entrants to the sector in 2014 were not recorded as working in the state sector two years later. The five year out-of-service-rate for 2011 entrants was 31%, the ten year rate for 2007 entrants was 40%.” David Foster, January 2018

This workshop is for teachers and leaders who are interested in what the research can tell us about the other half of that narrative – the 60% who stay.  After 5 years, most teachers will have completed the 10,000 hours that Malcolm Gladwell tells us it takes to reach the equivalent of orchestra class as a musician.  Collectively we need to consider how to grasp and deepen that expertise.  And individually, every teacher approaching and past the 5 year mark needs to think about how best to articulate and illuminate the wisdom they have accumulated.

The session is all about the factors that keep teachers in the profession, and ways to lengthen and strengthen teaching as the best career.


What you will get out of it

An overview of patterns in current research on teacher retention and resilience; questions to aid personal career review; prompts for evaluating the capacity and potential of the school context to promote ‘mid-term’ teacher development.

Profile of facilitator

Charlotte has worked as a secondary teacher of English for 22 years, in ‘Outstanding’, ‘Good’ and ‘Special Measures’ schools. She taught on the Oxford University English PGCE for 2 years before making the (very wise) move up to Yorkshire, and currently works as a Senior Lecturer and Trainee /NQT Support Officer at Leeds Trinity University, whilst still teaching part of the week in a Leeds School.

She has written for NATE’s EnglishDramaMedia (now Teaching English), worked on NATE’s post-16 committee, acted as an editor for Achieving QTS: Learning and Teaching in Secondary Schools, and is interested in learning more about all teachers’ strategies for thriving.



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