SSAT delivers impact and excellence by providing a framework for exceptional education focused on teaching and learning, professional practice and leadership.

Membership

SSAT’s networks offer membership to schools in all phases of education across the country and worldwide. Establishing strong communities of schools that connect like-minded school leaders and teachers, membership inspires through a range of benefits that are refreshed to adapt to changes in the educational landscape.

Leadership Programmes

SSAT is a leading national provider of training and development for school leaders at all stages. We are immensely proud of our reputation for excellence and of our thousands of leadership alumni who inspire and impact children and young people every day. Whether you are just beginning your leadership journey or are a system leader, our cutting edge programmes will enable you to be the best leader you can be.

Embedding Formative Assessment

A two-year professional development programme for all schools and colleges that has been independently proven to increase student achievement.

Lead Practitioner Accreditation

This is a nationally recognised status of excellent practice in education. The accreditation drives whole-school improvement by building a culture of evidence-informed teaching and learning and can be provided to teachers and staff at an individual or cohort level.

Why SSAT

  • We bring a national perspective
  • We are independent from government
  • We have a reputation for quality
  • We offer training and development rooted in evidence and research
  • We provide support proven to have lasting and sustainable impact
  • We act with a strong moral purpose, underpinned by a deep motivation for social justice.
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Become part of the largest and most active network of schools in the country.

Whether you are a primary, secondary or special school, SSAT membership offers rich opportunities for inspiring and purposeful collaboration with other like-minded school leaders.

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Benefits

Member benefits

  • Free monthly webinars facilitated by SSAT experts and guest speakers
  • Visit SSAT’s member-only online library of evidence informed publications and resources
  • Nominate a teacher with leadership potential to participate free in SSAT’s Leadership Legacy Project
  • Recognise your students with SSAT’s Student Leadership Accreditation
  • Discounted rates on all SSAT CPD opportunities
  • And more…

The latest from our blog

Current advice and ideas from SSAT members and advisers.

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A tribute to Professor Sir Tim Brighouse

I was very sorry to hear of the death of Professor Sir Tim Brighouse on 15 December 2023. I had the privilege of working with Tim when he was in...

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Going for headship? Five things you should prioritise

“What do you even know about leadership? You’re a woman, and someone who has only been here for a short time!” This was a question, levied at me by...

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Where next for Ofsted?

This week Sir Martyn Oliver gave his first full interview to The Times newspaper. Whilst we await further details, he gave some key indications...

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