SSAT’s Special Schools Summit in May highlighted many important topics that schools have been focusing on this year, particularly how to create employability by developing certain skills and curriculum. Diana Whistance-Smith reports.
Marie Ruddy, team leader for Citizenship, discusses the inclusive environment that Parliament Hill School has created to encourage every student to feel comfortable in their own skin.
Corinne Settle, senior education lead at SSAT, discusses the intricacies of the Embedding Formative Assessment programme and how the launch of the EFA Ambassador Network will help schools implement best practices.
Sarah Masters, Curriculum Librarian, Thomas Deacon Academy, highlights the importance of staying connected to literature even when schools close for the summer.
Uppingham Community College has had years of experience with SSAT’s EFA programme, and has been able to reshape its curriculum and outcomes as a result. Dave Anderson, Deputy Principal, reports.
SSAT’s Primary Network Conference on 12 June demonstrated how a focus on teacher and chill wellbeing significantly alters the learning landscapes and the goals that can be achieved by strategising in unique ways.
Laura Anthony, Learning Manager Coaching & Mentoring and Mental Health Lead, Hertfordshire & Essex High School and Science College, highlights how ‘inside-out’ coaching techniques have transformed the way students and teachers approach mental health wellbeing in schools.
The All Together programme organised by the Anti-Bullying Alliance demonstrates how to achieve school success with three key aspects in mind. Nicola Murray, head of programmes for the Anti-Bullying Alliance, reports.
Tom Middlehurst, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, SSAT, discusses the rationale behind the government’s failure to address homophobic riots in Birmingham.
Nic Harrison, senior education lead at SSAT, highlights ways in which schools can improve their attendance based on his own unique experiences.