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Teaching & Learning Conference

The South West Academic Trust (SWAT) annual Teaching and Learning Conference involves a series of interactive workshops and key note speakers who will share interesting and innovative experiences and allow delegates the opportunity to generate ideas to make teaching and learning truly exceptional.   TO VIEW THE FULL DAY’S PROGRAMME PLEASE CLICK here   Delegates will have the opportunity to …

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The Strength of SWAT

SWAT has grown in strength in the last couple of years. New members have added capacity and energy and some high profile successes, including a major teaching and learning conference, have led to increased ambition for the group and greater contact between students and staff in schools. The work of the SWATCos is crucial in binding us together; their professional …

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Being a SWATCo

I take great pride in being the SWATCO (South West Academic Trust Co Ordinator) at DHSB; it is a great role and responsibility to hold.  I work alongside eleven colleagues throughout grammar schools in the South West. The opportunity for our colleagues to plan and host their own CPD events is excellent.  They are in control of creating CPD which …

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My Favourite Place

“My Favourite Place” a subject on which any geographer will have plenty to say and so we decided to open the topic up to Year Seven. My Favourite Place: Pembrokeshire Coast At the SWAT Geography Conference in June 2014 we put together a scheme of work which would allow students time to consider their favourite places and allow them to …

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An injection of HOPE into the SWAT Calendar

December saw the annual meeting of the SWAT Heads of PE, or HOPE as we alternatively like to be known.  With a huge amount of change on the horizon there were a variety of items discussed, from assessment, examinations, enrichment and the increasingly high profile use of mobile technology to support teaching and learning. Assessment without levels At a meeting …