Louis Coiffait, Head of Education at Reform, shared findings from Reform‘s upcoming school workforce report at ResearchED’s annual conference on Saturday 9 September. Louis called for the government to replace the up-front lump sums it uses to attract new teachers to prevent “bursary tourists”. He called for the focus to be switched from recruitment to retention, and he proposed retention rewards that could see a new teacher receive £5,000 for each year they stayed in the profession, instead of up to £30,000 in their training year.

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