Prof Rebecca Allen

Professor of Education, UCL Institute of Education


Schools where teachers get better at teaching

Experience is a powerful performance enhancer for teachers. Most people know that teachers improve quickly in the first few years of their careers. But why does experience play such an important role in how teachers acquire skill? Why do the performance-enhancing effects of experience diminish over time? This session will help school leaders and teachers devise plans to ensure that all colleagues can keep improving the quality of their teaching instruction.

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Rebecca Allen is Director of Education Datalab and an expert in the analysis of large scale administrative and survey datasets, including the National Pupil Database and School Workforce Census. Her research explores the impact of government reforms on school behaviour, with a particular focus on accountability and teacher labour markets.


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