SWIFT Update Newsletter Issue 7 July

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newsletterESW Associate & Strategic Leader of Teaching & Research Schools | Education South West Roger Pope CBE opens this July issue by considering whether we're facing a return to the 1970s. But...

"Research now trumpets that a culture of professional support and development in a school is what makes the difference to the effectiveness of teachers. Finally, we have a White Paper that values that culture, the funding to underpin it, and a system of Teaching School Hubs to help you to make it happen."

This final issue of the school year includes a report on the SWIFT Summer Conference, A Theory of Change as an Implementation Tool for Professional Development, Michael Rosen's reading for pleasure top tips, an interview with NPQ Facilitator, Esther Best + more besides AND features from our sponsors.


Kingsbridge Research School Newsletter

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Kingsbrideg Research School Newsletter Summer Term2
The second newsletter of the Summer term is now available from Kingsbridge Research School.  

Included is a new blog on metacognitive strategies, a new EEF Impact on Covid review and information on Moving forwards, making a difference, an EEF planning guide.

The newsletter also includes some training dates for your diaries for 2022/23.

The newsletter can be downloaded here

Endurance and Expertise - Leadership Conference (15th June)

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Endurance and Expertise We are delighted to launch our final leadership event of the academic year and invite you to register (for free) now! This will take place on 15th June between 09.30-12.30 at the Crowne Plaza, Plymouth.

Building on the Plymouth leadership diagnostic, the theme of this leadership event is Endurance and Expertise. Achieving and sustaining excellence in our leadership and recognising that we are all continually learning is crucial to our success.

We have a range of inspiring and experienced speakers ready to impart their knowledge and wisdom to us and we promise you will leave feeling energised and motivated. The conference will be full of practical strategies to take back to your school to support you, your members of staff, and your students. This will also be a fantastic opportunity to network with like-minded individuals, reflect on the year, and prepare for the next.

All school leaders are welcome to attend this free conference and you can find out more about the agenda attached. We very much look forward to welcoming you and if you have any questions, please get in touch with Abi on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Plymouth Institute of Education SEND Green Paper Consultation

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Plymouth InstituteThis webinar has a focus on the recently published SEND Green paper with an aim to cast light on the potential impact the recommendations may have for families, teachers, SENCos, school leaders and SEND advisors. We hope that by participating in the webinar you will feel more empowered to respond to the consultation and have your voice heard.

Book a place on the event here:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/plymouth-institute-of-education-send-green-paper-consultation-tickets-325609285137

Plymouth Ofsted Middle Leader Roadshows

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Ofsted Roadshows Small

Ofsted will be delivering a roadshow (20th June) explaining how inspectors use deep dives and other inspection activity to arrive at an evaluation of the quality of education.

This will be of interest to primary and secondary colleagues who lead subjects or particular areas of the curriculum (e.g. faculty heads), as part of the roadshow will look at the role of these colleagues in the deep dive process.

Book via the Plymouth Strategy Portal: