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Code: WCTSA/22/0024 SWIFT Secondary MFL Professional Community

Exam Board input - new MFL GCSE

This will be an update on the new MFL specification and delegates will be placed in breakout rooms based on the exam board that they use. This session will be facilitated by MFL curriculum managers from AQA and Pearson.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 08 July 2022 15:30 - 16:30 Online
WCTSA

Code: WCTSA/22/0021 SWIFT Secondary Business Studies Professional Community meeting

Meeting Aims 
To create a support network in which schools share ideas & effective practice & discuss issues surrounding the Business Studies GCSEs, BTECs & A Levels. We aim to focus on practical solutions to common challenges & gain expert advice & guidance from examiners, authors & other lead professionals 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 12 July 2022 13:30 - 15:30 West Exe School (ECTSA Venue)
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Code: TTSA/22/0051 SWIFT Primary Maths Professional Community (Cancelled)

Reconnecting with Assessment

Discussion of recent SAT papers and the challenges they presented to learners.

What are the assessment procedures we use in schools to monitor children’s progress?

What do we need to put in place for next year to guarantee continued success?

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 14 July 2022 13:00 - 15:00 Online
SWIFT

Code: WCTSA/22/0025 SWIFT Secondary English Professional Community meeting

Meeting Aims 
To create a support network in which schools share ideas & effective practice & discuss issues surrounding English education. The SWIFT Secondary English professional community brings the best speakers together with teachers: the best of local, regional and National practice.  

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 15 July 2022 10:10 - 12:10 Online Delivery
WCTSA

Code: SWTSA/21/0015 Health and Wellbeing Nutrition Podcasts | 11 Monthly Podcasts

Following on from Jen’s successful nutrition podcasts and webinars last year, SWIFT South are delighted to bring you eleven, 30-minute podcasts covering different areas of wellbeing and health focussing on nutrition:

•                    The power of rainbow eating

•                    Eating to boost immunity

•                    Sleep, energy and motivation

•                    Nourish the body at Christmas

•                    Simple and safe ways to detox

•                    Eating to lift your mood

•                    Low sugar Easter eating

•                    Supporting female health

•                    Supporting male health

•                    Supporting the body whilst stressed

•                    All about gut health

 

Additional information and recipes will also be provided alongside each session. The podcasts will be released monthly, starting in September 2021 through to July 2022. You will be sent an invitation link to the podcast via email each month.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 30 September 2021 09:00 - 09:30 Online Delivery
2 18 October 2021 09:00 - 09:30 Online Delivery
3 15 November 2021 09:00 - 09:30 Online Delivery
4 13 December 2021 09:00 - 09:30 Online Delivery
5 17 January 2022 09:00 - 09:30 Online Delivery
6 14 February 2022 09:00 - 09:30 Online Delivery
7 14 March 2022 09:00 - 09:30 Online Delivery
8 18 April 2022 09:00 - 09:30 Online Delivery
9 16 May 2022 09:00 - 09:30 Online Delivery
10 13 June 2022 09:00 - 09:30 Online Delivery
11 18 July 2022 09:00 - 09:30 Online Delivery
SWIFT South

Code: TLPTS/22/0034 Safeguarding Level 3 (2 day)

This two day, multi-agency course for identified, names or designated staff with safeguarding responsibilities.  Staff working regularly with children and young people who have a duty to learn more about safeguarding as specified in Keeping Children Safe in Education.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 13 September 2022 09:30 - 16:00 Roundswell Community Primary Academy
TLPTSA

Code: TLPTS/22/0036 Safeguarding Level 3 Refresher ( 1 day)

This one-day Child Protection Inter-agency course is for delegates with safeguarding children responsibilities (named/designated staff) or those working regularly with children and young people and/or their parents/carers who have a professional organisational responsibility to learn more about child protection for safeguarding and promoting children’s wellbeing. You do not necessarily have to have lead responsibility for child protection matters. Participants should have a basic understanding of the guidance on safeguarding children, of their own roles and responsibilities and of the Assessment Framework.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 22 September 2022 09:30 - 16:00 Roundswell Community Primary Academy
TLPTSA

Code: ECTSA/22/0046 Equality & Diversity Professional Community

Be part of a relevant, thought provoking community through which you will develop practical ideas to actively promote Equality, Diversity & Inclusion of marginalised groups through the education of staff and children in the south west.

Agenda
2:30 – 2:35 Introduction & Welcome

2:35 – 2:40 Rationale – Why is there a need to promote EDI in schools in the South West? What are the challenges?

2:40 – 3:30 Unconscious Bias – A relevant and thought provoking session exploring unconscious bias with practical ideas of how you can sensitively tackle this in your school with staff, parents and children.

3:30 – 3:40 Wellbeing Break

3:40 – 4:10 Representation Matters - A look at how diverse lived experiences can be brought into the classroom, particularly in areas with little diversity.

4:10 – 4:30 Shaping Future Meetings- Members will have the opportunity to share their experiences, expertise and challenges and what they would like from future meetings.

Community Lead
Ruhaina Alford is the Executive Headteacher of The Carey Federation in Devon. Previously,  Ruhaina has held senior leader positions in a variety of schools in London.

Ruhaina is a governor at a secondary academy school and is an active member of the Leaders for Race Equality group, coordinated by the NAHT. Through this group, she has contributed to the book, 'You Are Not Alone', which shares the personal experiences of 14 NAHT members from Asian, African, Caribbean and multiple backgrounds from across the country. She delivers training locally and nationally and is keen to promote diverse representation in the curriculum.

Cost: Free to SWIFT member schools | £25 for other colleagues

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 27 September 2022 14:30 - 16:30 Countess Wear Community School
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Code: SWTSA/23/0003 Teaching Assistants New to the Role

This session will enable Teaching Assistants who are new (and not so new) to develop a vision of what exemplary practice looks like.  With reference to Professional Standards, research and recommendations the session will reflect on the role and begin to develop relevant skills and knowledge.


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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 27 September 2022 11:00 - 12:00 Online
SWIFT

Code: ECTSA/22/0039 Advanced Coaching Programme for School Leaders

Direct booking link: https://forms.office.com/r/p7rRdYN5Pi

An ILM approved programme in coaching techniques to enhance your leadership and enable you to develop others effectively.

Aims
- Understand behavioural preferences to improve your self-awareness
- Understand human psychology using cognitive behavioural models
- Refine coaching skills and knowledge using two coaching models
- Practice coaching approaches and methodologies
- Know on how to best utilise coaching within school settings
- Create opportunities to apply and evaluate coaching in your setting

Programme Summary
The programme is over 3 days during the academic year.

Day One - Wednesday 28th September 2022
- Explore coaching: facts and misconceptions
- Understand simple human psychology
- Practice coaching GROW model
- Explore using coaching in your own setting
- Use a journal to support reflective practice

Day Two - Wednesday 9th November 2022
- Deepen our understanding of self and our impact on others
- Explore DISC® Personality Preferences
- Understand coaching relationships
- Practice coaching using OSKAR and GROW models
- Know the 10 steps to embedding effective coaching practice and create a plan for the effective use of coaching in your setting

Day Three - Wednesday 11th January 2023
- Share experiences of coaching
- Explore successes and challenges of our practice
- Explore coaching models for school improvement
- Practice group coaching techniques
- Plan for starting coaching practice using set models in school

Programme Lead
Leonie Hurrell is an Educational enthusiast. At 24 Leonie became the youngest Deputy Headteacher in Dorset and went on to be a Headteacher for 8 years, before becoming an ILM Certified Leadership Coach. Leonie is
passionate about learning and people development. Founder of The Thinking Academy, a company that provides coaching and ILM approved training solutions for schools.

Eligibility
This programme is suited for Headteachers and Senior Leaders in schools, with some experience of coaching.

Testimonials
"Excellent, I have taken so much from this course about what I will do in my school and how I can be a better leader through a more coaching style. Thank you." - Headteacher at ISCA Academy.

"Leonie was great - expertly led and pitched just right. Even in lockdown, it felt like a safe place to take risks and challenge yourself." - Headteacher at Ladysmith Infant and Nursery School.

"I would strongly recommend this course to other middle and senior leaders." - Deputy Headteacher at St Peter's CoE Primary School.

"The entire course was well focused and an appropriate balance of theory and practice." - Executive Headteacher at Exeter Children's Federation.

Cost: £295 per person. Attendance includes a complimentary full DISC® Profile Assessment and ILM certificate.

Direct booking link: https://forms.office.com/r/p7rRdYN5Pi

Please note: The course is limited to 18 delegates so please book early to avoid disappointment.
You will be invoiced by Exeter Consortium for this course.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue
1 28 September 2022 09:00 - 16:00 Countess Wear Community School
2 09 November 2022 09:00 - 16:00 Countess Wear Community School
3 11 January 2023 09:00 - 16:00 Countess Wear Community School
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