Talking Talent Webinar Series

Revisiting the DfE Recruitment and Retention Strategy of 2019. Where are we now? 

Talking Talent

Supporting Education Group’s successful Talking Talent series continues in May, June and July, with a series of webinars reflecting on 2019 DfE Recruitment and Retention Strategy and the 2022’s Research Briefing

The webinars feature education practitioners and experts, actively engaged in implementing practical responses to the range of contemporary staffing issues schools face in the post-pandemic world.

Register for our upcoming series below. 

Upcoming webinar series

We’ve completed this seasons of webinars. Take a look below at the recordings or sign-up so you don’t miss our next series. 

Past webinars from this season

The initial Talking Talent sessions demonstrated how talent management is integral to your wider school or trust improvement strategy. Each focused on building the infrastructure required to manage recruitment and retention holistically. Here are the recordings of the three sessions covering people strategy, leadership, and marketing. We hope you find them useful

Keeping Education as an Attractive Career Option

Recruiting and retaining the right people for schools is becoming increasingly challenging. This webinar provides practical support and help for school leaders looking to buck the trend and recruit successfully.


Recorded on: Thursday, 18th May | 10:00 – 10:45am

Steve Burgess

Managing Director – neo:pm

Creating Alternative Pathways into Teaching

The Future Teacher Programme provides graduates with a structured pathway into an education career. Learn how it can help schools and MATs take control of their long-term teacher recruitment strategy.


Recorded on: Thursday, 8th June | 10:00 – 10:45am

Danielle Fisher

Director – Swindon and Wiltshire Teaching School Hub

Ensuring the success, retention, and growth of ECTs

With 1 in 3 teachers quitting the profession within the first 5 years, ensuring your Early Career Teachers succeed and stay in post is critical. This webinar shows you how to create an environment for success.


Thursday, 22nd June | 10:00 – 10:45am

with Best Practice Network

Creating supportive cultures and reducing teacher workloads

In this webinar, we will outline the cultural and practical changes required to support educators and reduce their workload. This webinar tackles the teacher workload crisis.


Thursday, 6th July | 10:00 – 10:45am

with Learning Harmony Trust

Previous Talking Talent Season

Session One | Recruitment and Retention in Challenging Times

The challenges facing schools and how we got here. Mandy Coalter outlines the trends that are making it harder for schools to recruit and retain the staff they require and what the practical steps needed to do something about it.

Session Two | Leadership, Culture and Climate

Understanding the importance of leadership in creating the right culture and climate can influence and build thriving whole school communities.

Session Three | Marketing Your School as a Great Place to Work

With the competition to recruit the best permanent teaching and specialist support staff more challenging than ever, we provide everything you need to attract the best candidates for your vacancies.

Continue the conversation

Supporting Education Group is uniquely placed to help school and trust leaders meet every talent management challenge. Through our expertise in recruitment, staff development, leadership pathways, wellbeing, workload and retention of staff, we will help you identify and meet the challenges your school or trust faces.

To continue the talent management conversation, contact Penny Swain using the form below.