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Claire Preston

Children revealing hidden illiteracy spurred an ambitious campaign

In this final report from the SSAT National Conference 2018, Claire Preston and Katy Parkinson, driving forces behind Lexonik, reflect on what originally prompted them to launch their innovative programme which improves literacy levels, and leads to greater achievement and attainment.

How to tackle the ongoing languages crisis in schools

In an effort to revive students’ interest in studying languages, Simon Holmes, principal of Melbourn Village College, discusses the unique approaches the school has explored to combat the increasingly low interest rate in this area of study.

Achieving social justice starts with the students

Andy Williams, Senior Education Lead, SSAT, highlights the impact that leadership and collaboration can have on student success, and the benefits that could come from additional funding and resources allocated towards the education system as a whole.

Why students skipped school today to protest

Tens of thousands of students gathered in Parliament Square today to protest against the impending doom of climate change. The UK is one of 60 countries protesting today to fight for change, making this the biggest global protest to date.

Statement on New Zealand terror attacks

SSAT wishes to express its collective sadness and heartbreak on hearing of the terrorist attack that took place in Christchurch, New Zealand overnight, in which Muslim worshipers were targeted at Friday prayers in their mosques; 49 of whom were killed.

Imagine: if robots ran our schools…?

CENTURY Tech founder Priya Lakhani provided comprehensive insight on her learning resource platform at SSAT’s National Conference in December. Her main stage presentation highlighted aspects such as artificial intelligence, neuroscience and learning science.

Sad that “my generation betrayed the young generation”

Austerity is to blame for students’ inability to succeed, according to SSAT’s CEO, Sue Williamson. Cuts in school funding and resources and lack of communication between staff and students are harming young people at an increasingly alarming rate, highlighting severe issues in social justice as a whole.

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