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The impact of research at Bay House

Saturday 5th April saw the first of researchED’s regional conferences, researchED Midlands, take place in Birmingham. A fantastic group of speakers were present, imparting their wisdom to the brave souls who gave up their Saturday to listen and learn. As
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Principled principals and a lack of principals

Dan Belcher, Head of Leadership SSAT, writes… Our schools have many principled principals and headteachers, but we still need more. Our schools need more leaders who will inspire more teachers, and students, to aspire to headship. More headteachers who have
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Reform report

SSAT’s first survey into the impact and effectiveness of academisation, Plan A+, was carried out between December 2011 and February 2012. Since that time, the educational landscape has changed drastically; the pace, scope and scale of change in education over
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SSAT Reform Bulletins: Spring 2014

SSAT has recently published the first in a series of reform bulletins focusing on the topic of collaboration within a self-improving school system. Our first bulletin explores how collaboration can help to drive improvement throughout the school system, beyond just
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Knowing what is important

by Sue Williamson, CEO Since the start of the spring term, I have been fortunate to visit over a dozen schools. All in different parts of the country and with different intakes. However, the schools all have one thing in
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