Carly Waterman

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Retaining teachers isn’t rocket science

Based on workload case studies carried out in five schools in the UK this year, this session explores the workload issue through the voices of the teachers interviewed. This small scale research (still ongoing) provides an insight to teachers, leaders and anyone interested in education about what it is that really drives teachers from the profession, and what it is that makes them stay. It’s not rocket science, but it’s not what you read about in the press.


Currently working freelance, Carly has been a Deputy Headteacher for the past decade. With a Master’s in Educational Leadership and School Improvement from the University of Cambridge, Carly decided to take some time out of school to rekindle her passion for education. Since then, she has worked for ASCL, the DfE, the GDST, local authorities and for various large multi academy trusts offering training, guidance and support on assessment, curriculum and professional learning and development. She is also conducting a year long piece of research on workload and retention, which she hopes to publish in 2019. Carly is also a Regional Leader for WomenEd and a school governor.