The results are in and it is very pleasing to report on the final programme assessment for our SWIFT/ Leading Schools South West (LSSW) programme members on the specialist National Professional Qualifications (NPQs):
NPQ for Leading Behaviour and Culture (NPQLBC)
NPQ for Leading Teaching (NPQLT)
NPQ for Leading Teacher Development (NPQLTD)
Our Cohort 1b participants embarked on the programme in February 2022 culminating in the final programme assessment this February 2023.
In order to pass, all participants were required to engage in a minimum of 90% of the online seminars and face-to-face course sessions and to pass the final summative assessment, a written response to a school-based study, that draws on the content learned throughout the programme.
We are delighted to report on a 100% pass rate for the cohort.
This is a hugely significant result as nationally SWIFT/LSSW were one of only two Teach First delivery partners to achieve 100% passes (see the table below that shows the Teach First National pass rate):
This outstanding result would not be possible without the combination of the excellent team of Facilitators - school leaders across our network who deliver engaging and insightful sessions - and of course, the programme members’ professional dedication to personal growth and development.
Congratulations to all programme members who achieved this amazing regional result!
If you are interested in starting your own NPQ journey, we invite you to find out more about the Autumn 2023 application window below.
SWIFT is delighted to be working in partnership with Leading Schools South West (LSSW), Teach First and the National Institute of Teaching to make available to schools the full suite of reformed National Professional Qualifications (NPQs).
Report by Fiona McNeile, SWIFT Programme Manager (Appropriate Body Service, Early Career Framework and NPQs)