At the start of this new academic year, we are delighted to welcome our new members of South West Institute for Teaching (SWIFT) and hope the Autumn Term has started well for colleagues.
SWIFT is a partnership organisation committed to bringing together the best CPD from our area, alongside flagship national programmes, including the Early Career Framework and the reformed NPQs.
We are proud of the collaborative nature of our work.
To the best of our knowledge, we have gone further than any other region to create a coherent partnership of (now) former Teaching School Alliances, Research School, Schools, Trusts and the new Teaching School Hubs. This means that we are able to cohere a system that offers up much more to our member schools.
It is pleasing to report that to date, 270 schools have signed up to be members of SWIFT and will be able to access a wide range of discounted / no charge CPD this year. As part of this, we have had over 200 RQTs enrolled on our free, year-long ECF-style programme designed by SWIFT.
Within our Teaching School Hub programme, we have 700 Early Career Teachers and Mentors starting on the Early Career Framework this September and we have received (as part of our partnership with Leading Schools South West) over 350 NPQ applications. We are extremely grateful to school leaders for their generous support.
We are now pleased to share the following updates:
We look forward to working with you this academic year.
Martin Smith | Director of South West Institute for Teaching
Kingsbridge (Education South West) and Colyton Teaching School Hubs
If you want to find out more about becoming a member of SWIFT see here:
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