From September 2021 our extensive range of subject and leadership networks is renamed Professional Communities. These are termly meetings led by experts from across the SWIFT partnership, where the focus is on providing updates on national and regional excellence, sharing local examples of effective practice, staging expert and practitioner inputs and curating and sharing resources.
Key Features of Professional Communities
Termly Events with Compelling Agendas
Agendas for Professional Community termly meetings are carefully planned to ensure they capture the priorities of community members, and connect these to the best of regional, national and available evidence.
Contributors to community events will include leading national voices on issues, key officials from national agencies like Ofsted, researchers from the EEF and universities and leads from DfE CPD providers like English Hubs and EdTech Demonstrators. In addition, local members of the Professional Community that are developing outstanding practice are able to share through events.
Expert Facilitation and Support
Our team of Professional Community leads provide a high level of expertise, enabling the design of high-quality agendas, recruitment of expert speakers and the identification of local expertise.
Our Leads are supported by experienced administration teams that ensure we provide a high-quality experience.
Focus on Core Business
Because your time is precious, we commit to ensuring that the agendas focused on your core business. For subject Professional Communities, this means we focus on teaching, assessment, and curriculum. For non-teaching Professional Communities, we focus on priorities set by the community.
Tools for Sharing
For 2021-2022, we are introducing tools that support community sharing, including a new SWIFT Resource Library. We will create simple systems to enable colleagues to share and connect between events across the year.
To find out more about our Professional Communities, please contact