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


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

We are able to offer a limited number of schools with a secondary phase based in the Regional Schools Commissioners (RSC) regions of the North of England, East Midlands and the Humber, and West Midlands funding for the fully supported Embedding Formative Assessment programme.

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.


  • 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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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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The Fourth Pillar of Principled Curriculum Design: Experience

SSAT’s ‘Four Pillars of Principled Curriculum Design’ now has versions for mainstream primary, secondary and special schools. Over the coming weeks,...

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Challenging the vocabulary gap within disadvantaged pupils 

Emma Hart, South Rise Primary School  It didn’t take COVID for teachers to see that the vocabulary gap within the most disadvantaged pupils is wide,...

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Using the SSAT Framework for Exceptional Education for strategic planning

As thoughts now turn to planning for the next school year, you may find SSAT’S Framework for Exceptional Education helpful in identifying...

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