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Why change is needed, now – the process of change

At SSAT we believe that we are at a critical moment for schooling and in a series of on-line conferences are looking at Why change is needed, now? We strongly believe that change needs to be led by the profession – join the conversation and lets redesign schooling, so that every child, whatever their ability or context, leave school fully prepared to lead fulfilled and purposeful lives.

SSAT backs campaign to protect student choice Post 16

SSAT has joined with 10 leading education bodies to urge the Government to re-think its plans to defund Applied General Qualifications, including BTECs and move to a binary system where students will have to choose between a binary academic or occupational route Post 16.

Leading Teaching and Learning : A journey towards a more diverse curriculum

Education plays a crucial part in our society to achieve equity, not just equality, as well as social cohesion. After the death of George Floyd, Charlotte Nicholas, SSAT Leadership Legacy Fellow, focused her think piece around what, as an individual teacher – and school, could be done in order to achieve social justice through education.

The Power of Positive Reinforcement

Georgina Wood, SSAT Leadership Legacy Fellow, writes in her think piece about the significance of developing two key areas within her school: form time and wellbeing. The focus of her research, coupled with the ‘pause’ the pandemic caused, lead to developing new strategies with measurable impact.

Whose ‘thousand lives”? Creating a culturally responsive curriculum

Rachael Garvin, KS5 English Lead and SSAT Leadership Legacy Fellow writes in her Think Piece about how Central Foundation School is creating a culturally responsive curriculum. Rachel shares a series of “recovery lessons” which have provided students with the space to process the dramatic events of May 2020.