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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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Top picks for you

15 May 2024
Choosing the right professional development for all school staff

More people in schools, whatever the setting or phase, should take up SSAT’s Lead Practitioner accreditation to benefit themselves and their school in equal measure.

14 May 2024
The extraordinary ordinary

What comes to mind when we think of an exceptional leader, or an exceptional school? There are many ways in which a leader or a school might be exceptional, but a characteristic they often share is that they do not consider themselves to be anything special.

13 May 2024
Attendance, punctuality and 2024 Ofsted reports

I have begun tracking Ofsted reports: ‘What does the school need to do to improve?’ I’ve identified 3,858 specific areas from inspections since January 2024.

1 May 2024
‘The Invisible Contract’ between educators and students

To coincide with the launch of our new behaviour audit tool and support programme, Jackie Rose, Senior Education Lead, describes two ‘reminders’ about behaviour practice that educators should know and utilise in current practice.

Upcoming events

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Tuesday 18 June 2024

Women in Leadership and Education

Tuesday 21 May 2024

Children’s Charter webinar series: The right to be well and to thrive

Thursday 23 May 2024

What Schools Can Learn From Recent Research Into Attendance

Tuesday 4 June 2024

SEND - School Improvement and the Curriculum