About us

Deepika Soni

Assistant Principal Sidney Stringer Academy

Director of the Swan Teaching School Alliance

Advanced Teaching & learning Consultant

SLE (Science)

Teacher of Science


Sidney Stringer Academy has been leading The Swan Teaching School Alliance since September 2014. We are passionate about providing the very best support to schools through:

  • high quality CPD opportunities for school staff delivered at Sidney Stringer Academy and partner schools
  • bespoke programmes tailored to meet your individual or school needs (which can be based at your school)
  • tailored school to school support via our bank of outstanding NLEs, LLEs and SLEs
  • comprehensive and supportive School Direct placements through The Coventry SCITT

We are extremely passionate about ITT and to this effect, we set up our own Teacher Training provision called The Coventry SCITT, which welcomed its first trainees in September 2016. We are now training our second cohort of trainees! If your school would like to join The Coventry SCITT, please visit the website for more information. If you’re interested in training with the Coventry SCITT, please visit the SCITT website and UCAS for more information.

The Alliance is currently made up of twenty-one schools, primary, secondary and special, all in Coventry.  Click here for more information on our Strategic Partners.

The Swan Alliance has provided a centre of excellence in the provision of CPD for primary assessment and science and has worked in collaboration with our strategic partners to ensure that there is excellent support in terms of leadership development and school to school support. Our SLEs have expertise covering a wide range of experience, from school business management to support for the core subjects in the primary and secondary phase.

Beyond this, we work very closely with the other Teaching School Alliances in Coventry to ensure that our combined offer is comprehensive and responsive. If you would like to get involved or want more information on how we can work with you, please get in touch.

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