The BAME conference took place on Friday 29th June and Saturday 30th June. Teachers from different schools came together to participate in all the activities that took place. This included a talk from keynote speaker Jessica Reece. Participants also took part in an In-Tray exercise, interview practise and received personal statement feedback.
There was a lot of positive feedback from the conference. See below for a few of the testimonials.
“I no longer think like a middle manager, but more like an SLT. I am more sympathetic to the background of the daily whole school running, and have a greater understanding of pressure, and decision that need to be made.”
– Feione Cooper
“Thanks to this course I am now an associate Senior Leader. I’m now more equipped to progress on my journey to the top. I’m now more connected than I have ever been.”
“It was fantastically organised with knowledge and tasks that I need to succeed in my profession.”
“A great opportunity to combine theory and practical experience of a leader. Great being in a room with BME leaders and an opportunity to meet with BME role models.”
– Norma Nelson
“I started out as a Manager and have finished as a Leader.”
“The Swanlea – IOE partnership surpassed my expectations of the course. I enjoyed every learning minute and made new friends.”
“A fabulous opportunity to learn from expert and experienced leaders- very inspiring. Mock interview and personal statement feedback experience was invaluable.”