BAME Conference

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.”

– Mohammed

“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.”

-Amanda Thompson