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Inspiration from Last Night of the Proms

Sue Williamson, SSAT CEO, writes… ‘…there can still be firsts for women in 2013.’ These are the words of Marin Alsop, the first female conductor of the Last Night of the Proms. In an inspirational speech, she expressed her surprise
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SSAT Primary Network response to DfE consultation

SSAT’s Primary Network members met on Wednesday 25 September 2013 to discuss, debate and formulate a response on behalf of the network to the Department for Education’s consultation Primary Assessment and Accountability under the new Curriculum. The consultation and the
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School leaders see the value in early entry

Bill Watkin, SSAT Operational Director, writes… The announcement by the Secretary of State on Sunday has reignited the debate about early and multiple exam entry strategies and the accountability framework. Although the consultation about school accountability closed in May, the
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An SSAT update

Two in eleven months, and then three in two days – fire alarms at Central House, Islington in the second week of September. That isn’t including the three false alarms that were heard throughout the following week by the early
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Pamphlet 1 – Why change is needed

Throughout this week, Sue Williamson’s Redesigning Schooling pamphlet – Why change is needed – will be arriving in SSAT member schools. Sue’s pamphlet is the first of nine editions that will be published over the coming months, culminating with What the new
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Don’t mention the Cold War

Sue Williamson, SSAT CEO, writes… A few years ago my partner, John, and I were on a long weekend break in St Petersburg. To our surprise, the travel company gave us a driver and tour guide to show us the
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We’re hiring!

The new academic year has seen a huge flurry of activity in the SSAT offices. As a result, we’ve decided we need a little help. It’s an incredibly exciting time to work at here, as we build up to our
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A story from history

Sue Williamson, SSAT CEO, writes… I am a teacher of history by trade and passionately believe that history is a discipline all young people – whatever their ability – can enjoy and benefit from. At my PGCE placement school, the
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Sue Williamson on Redesigning Schooling

A brief overview of our upcoming activities and how you can work with SSAT to make the UK’s teaching profession world class, by Sue Williamson, Chief Executive. Sue’s Redesigning Schooling pamphlet Why change is needed will arrive in SSAT member schools
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A review of ResearchEd 2013

by Tom Middlehurst, Head of Research, and Jane Birbeck, Head of Marketing and Communications We have been reflecting on what was a truly fascinating and inspiring day at ResearchEd 2013 yesterday. We apologise for not being able to relay live
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