Wednesday 17th November 2021 | 4pm - 5pm | via Zoom
A choice of workshops will be presented by colleagues for colleagues, supporting a range of learning conversations and dialogues. Each online Symposium will feature four workshops, each running for a strict 25-minute period. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with two of these sessions.
November 2021 Workshops:
'Tricky Transition' - EYFS to Year One Led by Ellie Wilkinson, Clyst St Mary Primary School
Developing Curious, Inquisitive Learners Led by Russell Pearson, Willowbrook Primary School
Simple Takeaways for an Inclusive Classroom Led by Natalie Ellor, Willowbrook Primary School
Rethinking Primary Reading Led by Cassie Biddle, Willowbrook Primary School
Cost: Free for SWIFT member schools
The Learn Global School Partnership Programme allows students to have that first hand experience, connecting your school directly with our thriving 350 strong school in rural Africa.
The Nayamba Trust is a UK registered charity that supports Nayamba School in Chisamba, putting 350 children through school and providing a nutritious meal each day. As a not-for-profit organisation, our vision is to improve the children’s lives and outcomes through free and first-rate education for all pupils.
A fundraising partnership with Nayamba School will provide:
• The chance to understand and explore each other’s cultures
• Opportunities to exchange ideas and resources
• A Resource Pack containing a range of cross curricular activities for you to use in your own school
• A real sense of purpose to your students’ fundraising activities with a direct link to the school for which they are fundraising
To find out more about this wonderful opportunity for school collaboration simply contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 11th November 4pm - 5pm
Newcourt Community Centre
This course will focus on practical guidance to support TAs working with pupils with complex SEND needs in the classroom.
Cost: £35 per Teaching Assistant for SWIFT member schools | £55 for non-members
Starts Friday 5th November, Pinhoe Primary School
At the centre of effective School Business Management is School Improvement, underpinned by the development of strategy and leadership of your staff. It is also about managing priorities, having a clear vision for how you lead and why you choose certain strategic priorities over others.
This course uses the ISBL Competency Framework and other tools to equip experienced business managers with further skills, in exploring the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ of school business leadership, including:
- Creating a Strategy that impacts upon School Improvement
- Leading and Developing Teams
- Prioritisation and Resilience Building
- Knowing Yourself and Leading Others
This is a one-year programme, facilitated over three training days, led by Sian Lane, School Improvement Lead and experienced Executive Headteacher and Rachel Hingston, Executive Business Manager of Cedar Tree Federation, a Federation of two primary schools, based in Exeter and East Devon
Cost: The course cost of £350 per delegate covers three full days of training with course materials provided and an additional one-hour individual coaching session, with one of the trainers.