The purpose of the Professional Community is to develop a strong and eclectic network of Headteachers who enjoy:
There are a clear set of principles that underpin the work of the Professional Community:
For the past decade there have been examples of successful schools collaborating, leading to significant improvements; including London Challenge in the UK and Uncommon Schools & KIPP from the US.
With an overwhelming volume of innovations, new theories and polarised opinions, this Professional Community will seek and scrutinise both the latest and long-standing best practice in this country and abroad, with a view to providing a practical and well-informed approach to improvement within our schools.
Support and Challenge
As a group, we will support and challenge each other to both devise and enact critical developments within our schools and ensure that we know the efficacy of these acts.
The programme will consist of five sessions over the academic year 2021-2022, beginning in October and will include:
The content of the sessions can be flexible to reflect the priorities and interests of the Professional Community members.
Professional Community Leads
Tim Harris | Headteacher of Colyton Grammar School
Steve Margetts | Headteacher of Torquay Academy
Tim Rutherford | Headteacher of West Exe School (Exeter)
The programme is for established Secondary Headteachers from all career stages and includes all secondary school types and all Ofsted ratings.
Day 1 | Friday 8 October 2021 | 1100 - 1500 | Buckfast Abbey, Buckfastleigh
Identifying Change & Implementation
Sharing successful implementation of change and how the need for this change was identified.
Day 2 | Friday 26 November 2021 | West Exe School, Exeter
Ambitious and Sustainable Improvement
An opportunity to discuss and review strategic improvements over different timescales, in different contexts.
Day 3 | Friday 4 February 2022 | Torquay Academy
Improvement Investing in People
An opportunity to share how we recruit, retain and develop the very best staff for our students.
Day 4 | Dates to be confirmed
Informal (optional) visits to schools:
Post-Easter | Dates to be confirmed
Cost | FREE to SWIFT members.
Contact | Jude Owens | Jude.Owens@sw-ift.org.uk
PLEASE BOOK BY Friday 1 October 2021
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