Summer Conference 2023
Thursday 15th June | 09:00 - 15:45 | Exeter Racecourse
We will be welcoming an excellent line-up of speakers to this year's conference, including:
Cost: SWIFT Member Schools £80 Non Members £120
If you are one of the 800 leaders currently training on one of our NPQs with LSSW: you are entitled to a 50% discount.
Wednesday 17th May | 14:00 - 16:30 | Countess Wear Community School
- The importance of relationships to support successful transitions
- Effective transitions and the impact attachment needs and trauma can have when managing change
- How to create a sense of safety
- Practical strategies and tools that can help
This course is for: anyone working in an educational setting who wants to develop their understanding of transitions.
Cost: £50 for SWIFT member schools | £75 for other colleagues
Preparing for a teacher training interview can be a daunting experience. But with the right preparation and mindset, you can feel confident and ready to impress. In this blog post, we'll provide you with our top tips for a successful primary teacher training interview.
Tip 1: Research the Programme
Before your interview, research the teacher training programme you're applying to. This will show your interviewer that you're genuinely interested in the opportunity and have taken the time to understand what the programme is all about.
Tip 2: Prepare Answers to Common Interview Questions
There are some common interview questions that you're likely to be asked during your teacher training interview. Prepare answers to these questions in advance, and practice delivering them with confidence. Example questions could be:
Tip 3: Dress and Act Professionally
First impressions count, so it's essential to dress and act professionally during your interview. Dress in formal business attire, arrive on time, and maintain good eye contact throughout the interview.
Tip 4: Demonstrate Your Passion for Teaching
Primary school teaching requires passion and enthusiasm. During your interview, demonstrate your passion for teaching by giving examples of your experience working with children and your desire to make a difference in their lives.
Tip 5: Be Yourself
Be yourself during the interview. Remember, the interviewer wants to get to know you and your personality, as well as your experience and qualifications. So, relax and be yourself!
Tip 6: Follow Up After the Interview
After the interview, send a thank-you email to your interviewer. This is a great opportunity to reiterate your interest in the programme and thank them for their time.
A teacher training interview can be a nerve-wracking experience, but with our top tips, you'll be well-prepared to showcase your skills and impress your interviewer. Remember to research the programme, prepare your answers, dress and act professionally, be yourself, and follow up after the interview. Good luck!
Thursday 11th May | 15:30 - 16:30 | Online, via Zoom
We are entering a world where every student's learning experience will tailored to their unique needs and aspirations, where educators are unburdened from mundane tasks and free to inspire and foster creativity. With artificial intelligence we are on the cusp of achieving this.
In this webinar you will learn:
- What the new AI innovations are
- Strategies for utilising AI right now to save time
- Trusted frameworks for using AI tools like ChatGPT
- How AI will continue to change the world and education
About the Trainer - Dan Fitzpatrick
The author of the acclaimed book, The AI Classroom: The Ultimate Guide to Artificial Intelligence in Education, Dan imparts invaluable insights and tactics for harnessing AI in education. His exceptional work in the industry has earned him esteemed accolades such as the Tech Champion Award at the Digital Industry Dynamite Awards in 2022, and recognition in the latest EdTech50 awards.
Cost: £35 per person for SWIFT member schools | £55 for other colleagues
Please see below the presentations and resources from speakers who delivered at the Primary SEND Professional Community on Thursday 9th March 2023:
Alison Betts, Whole School SEND
An update on the latest Whole School SEND developments.
View Alison's presentation here.
Frances Harding, Primary Teaching Manager/Coordinator, 1-2-1 Mentors
Intervention services and support programmes to meet the needs of vulnerable children and young people.
View Frances' presentation here.
Ben Westley, SENDCO, Wynstream Primary
Person Centred Planning to inform annual reviews.
View Ben's presentation here.
Jackie Ross, SEN Strategic Director, Education Leadership Team
Update on the 0-25 Team and their SEND Improvement Strategy.
View Jackie's presentation here.
Charlotte Kelman, PhD Researcher, University of Exeter
Tools for schools research study.
View Charlotte's presentation here.
Thursday 22nd June 2023, 8.45am - 12.30pm, Exeter Court Hotel
Book your space here.