Louise Doyle, director of Mesma and senior associate at SDN, has called for ‘new education communities of good practice' at an Ofsted conference.

Speaking at the A4E Apprenticeship Ofsted Inspection Conference, she focused on the common threads and strengths across the education spectrum that can be woven together to build a better system.

Following this year’s ‘Shaping CPD’ conference, held at the University of Cambridge in April 2016, IRIS Connect have published a new report addressing the UK’s teacher recruitment and retention crisis.

Conference delegates voiced their frustration at the current situation. As Hannah Wilson, Professional Learning and Consultant Leader at Harris Federation, pointed out: “If we spent more time developing and looking after the staff that are already experienced in the classroom, they wouldn’t leave.” This report explores a possible solution.