19/6/2023 0 Comments
We would like to thank everyone for a wonderful 2023 Summer Conference last week:
our speakers, sponsors and exhibitors, and of course, our delegates.
In the midst of the post-pandemic lockdown aftermath, the teacher recruitment and retention crisis, the cost of living crisis and other pressures on young people today, the conference was memorable time together - with the popular addition of our new "Question Time" feature, showing that educational debate is very much alive and kicking here in the South West.
With a purposeful and positive atmosphere the conference was an optimistic collective call to action to create a sense of belonging and support in our school communities, to provide an education in which children and young people can flourish, to work together and for schools to be lighthouses to withstand the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion storms.
Things are and will get better.
As Nelson Mandela said: “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”
A more detailed report and pictures will follow soon for you to re-live and enjoy the day.
But in the meantime, you can check out some of the highlights on Twitter.
By Jude Owens, PA to the SWIFT Executive Team