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Vijita Patel

Principal and National Leader of Education - Swiss Cottage School Development & Research Centre

Vijita Patel is the Principal of Swiss Cottage School, Development and Research Centre, a special school for 260 pupils in London.  Vijita is passionate about the role of education in developing an equal society, and its fundamental purpose in reducing the marginalisation of pupils with additional needs.

Vijita is an advocate of empowering educators as leaders of learning design, and the role of technology for inclusion and reflective enquiry. She works with school leaders, governors, and Local Authorities as a National Leader of Education. She equally enjoys training early career teachers on the neuroscience of learning.

Swiss Cottage School, DRC was designated as an Apple Distinguished School in September 2021 and has six consecutive Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ Inspection outcomes.

Vijita is also a Trustee for Special Olympics Great Britain, Challenge Partners, and the Artists in Residence Charity.