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Diane Swift
Director, Keele and North Staffordshire Teacher Education

Diane co-ordinates Keele and North Staffordshire’s Initial Teacher Education and research programmes. She liaises directly with Keele University to facilitate the SCITT’s Masters provision. Diane has extensive experience in schools as a teacher, senior leader and a governor. She regularly contributes articles to professional journals and has authored a variety of materials that support teachers to develop both their curriculum and pedagogic thinking. She has worked extensively with teacher-colleagues on a variety of projects in relation to Philosophy for Children, History and Geography and meta-cognition. Diane is a fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching. Diane is undertaking an EdD, her research is considering the ways in which both teacher educators and beginning teachers develop a professional conceptual language to share their developing pedagogic expertise.