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The largest and most active network of schools, helping teachers to empower students to succeed

Fighting for Deep Social Justice

It is not an exaggeration to say that our current system of education is at breaking point.

SSAT has decided to stand up and speak out, and to fight to put social justice at the heart of the education system.


Our membership networks and range of CPD programmes for teachers offer practical schools-led advice and innovative, long term strategies.

SSAT’s Embedding Formative Assessment programme
In February 2019, the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) released their evaluation conclusions that students in schools which have implemented this flexible programme, co-designed between SSAT and Dylan Wiliam, made the equivalent of two months’ additional progress at GCSE.
Why implement the programme?
Improved student achievement

Students made the equivalent of two months’ additional progress
Bespoke leadership support

Tailored to your school’s individual needs to maximise the programme’s impact
Whole-school culture change

Encourages collaboration between teachers and students, and a stronger sense of community
Low cost,
high impact

Positive impact on teacher workload and practice at a minimal cost per student
Find out more about the programme’s impact


Current advice and ideas from SSAT members and advisers.

Building a stronger curriculum for special schools

Nick Whittaker, HMI specialist adviser for SEND, led a roundtable discussion addressing ongoing changes and challenges in special schools and how leaders can cope. Diana Whistance-Smith reports
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The strategies that enabled us to close the disadvantage gap

Karl Robbins, Head of Year 11 at Broadway Academy, describes the strategies identified and implemented to close the gap in disadvantaged students’ GCSE results.
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Enabling children to succeed in an area of high deprivation and unemployment

Jon Tait, Deputy Head at Acklam Grange School, highlights the skills, values, experience and qualifications attainable through the school’s services and curriculum.
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Join SSAT as a member and you become part of the biggest and most active network of schools in the country.

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

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