Policy Forum for Wales

Next steps for the teaching workforce in Wales: initial teacher education, retention and continuing professional development

Tuesday, 28th February 2017

Central Cardiff


Delegates at this seminar will consider the next steps for training and supporting the teaching workforce in Wales.

It is timed to discuss progress so far following the announcement of a ‘New Deal’ for Teaching Professionals in Wales in March 2015 and the publication of Professor John Furlong’s Teaching Tomorrow’s Teachers report. It also comes ahead of the introduction of a new National Curriculum for Wales and is timed to allow discussion about the impact that forthcoming changes will have on the teaching profession.

Sessions will focus on the delivery and content of initial teacher training, improving access to and quality of professional development for teachers and support staff - particularly around use of technology in the classroom - and developing a new generation of school leaders in Wales to address the impending retirement of a large number of current headteachers across the country.

Guest of Honour

Hayden Llewellyn

Chief Executive, Education Workforce Council

Guest of Honour

Hayden Llewellyn

Chief Executive, Education Workforce Council

Keynote Speaker

Kim Howell

Partner, Geldards


Julie Morgan AM

Member, Children, Young People and Education Committee


Professor David Egan

Emeritus Professor, Cardiff School of Education, Cardiff Metropolitan University

Professor David Reynolds

Acting Head of Education, College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University

Rod Bowen

Education Consultant, Eteach UK

Tim Pratt

Director, ASCL Cymru

Rob Williams

Director of Policy, NAHT Cymru

Senior speaker confirmed from the

National Foundation for Educational Research