Social Mobility: Regional Attainment Gap - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:00 pm on 26th February 2019.

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Photo of Lord Storey Lord Storey Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Education) 3:00 pm, 26th February 2019

My Lords, may I raise another issue from the report? It highlights the problem of teacher retention, and teachers feeling that their professional status is not being invested in. Across the OECD the average amount of time spent on high-quality continuing professional development is about 50 hours; in the UK it is half that. Have the Government any plans to increase the availability of continuing professional development?