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Since 1987 our trusted team of experts have supported educators in schools.

Through our membership communities we work in partnership with leaders and teachers nationally to drive improvement and innovation within education.

Our insight and deep expertise enable us to tailor professional development and school improvement programmes, so together we can achieve effective, sustainable and student-centric outcomes.


Offers inspiring and purposeful collaboration with other like-minded school leaders across primary, secondary, special and MAT schools as well as a range of discounted CPD and exclusive thought leadership.

Embedding Formative Assessment

Proven to positively impact GCSE outcomes, develop more engaged learners, help teacher wellbeing and retention, and create a greater sense of community – now with DfE subsidy.

Lead Practitioner

Nationally recognised status of excellent practice for teachers, support staff and leaders in any phase. Suitable for a cohort of staff, individuals or schools wanting to deliver their own training within their local network.

Student Leadership

Developed in partnership with our national network around excellent practice, nurture your young people to have an impact, through developing the skills and traits needed for success in and out of the classroom.

Behaviour support programme

Our new support programme with audit tool will help you to refine, modernise, or re-invent your behaviour systems in your school, to meet the needs of all children in today’s more complex world.

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16 July 2024
Labouring to Love Headship?

On Thursday 18 July 2024, SSAT will be publishing the findings from a survey of 236 serving and former headteachers who, between them have almost 2,000 years of headship experience. The survey questions drew from 26 reports into headteacher retention published since 2017.

5 July 2024
“Change begins now”

Sir Keir Starmer’s opening words when addressing his Labour team. The electorate voted out 12 cabinet ministers, including a former prime minister and the education secretary.

4 July 2024
Teacher recruitment and retention – what can we do?

This blog explores research articles to identify the existing problems with recruitment and retention of teachers and support staff, and it suggests ways to recruit new teachers and slow down the high numbers of teachers leaving the profession.

3 July 2024
Part II: Bringing on the Ewoks

My colleague Dan Belcher’s first blog on leadership development in the UK education system discusses the past history and present predicaments faced by our sector. In this post, I will outline, based upon our upcoming ‘Labouring to Love Headship’ report, what a better future might offer in this area.

Upcoming events

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Tuesday 24 September 2024

Embedding Formative Assessment Briefing: The impact of teacher habit change on learner engagement, motivation and outcomes

Wednesday 25 September 2024

Making Student Leadership Effective

Thursday 26 September 2024

Attendance ‘Best Bets’ briefing

Tuesday 1 October 2024

How to Train Your Student Leaders

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