The North School was proud to be part of this inaugural event organised by Swale Academies Trust with Year 10 students Nathan Bispham and Layna Gillott-Edwards speaking at the opening ceremony.
Top speakers including a former Government minister and leading education specialists from across the country set the scene for an inspirational conference attended by close to 600 secondary school teachers. The teachers who packed the sports hall at Westlands School in Sittingbourne for SwaleFest 2017 came from schools that are part of, or supported by, Swale Academies Trust. After hearing from renowned keynote speakers including former Minister of State Lord Jim Knight and leading educationalist Steve Munby, the delegates took part in a series of debates and workshops aimed at sharing best practice in schools and the teaching profession.
The conference, described as “a showcase of excellence”, was set up as a celebration of teaching and learning for schools that belong to the steadily expanding trust, together with a number of guests.