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Why educate?

Sue Williamson, Chief Executive SSAT, writes… Why educate? is the title of the first chapter in Dylan Wiliam’s pamphlet – Redesigning Schooling – 3: Principled curriculum design – in which he discusses the purpose of education. Dylan believes there are
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Sue Williamson on principled curriculum design

A follow-up to Sue’s first video message, this film introduces Dylan Wiliam’s Redesigning Schooling pamphlet Principled curriculum design. Dylan’s pamphlet is the third in a series of nine pamphlets and provides an insightful exploration into curriculum design and how the national
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‘Badgers move the goalposts’

Sue Williamson, Chief Executive SSAT, writes… What an amazing headline and story – a government minister’s excuse for not meeting targets. An even better excuse than my dog ate my homework. As a teacher, my sympathies are with the badgers. 
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Website update

Seven weeks has passed since the launch of the new SSAT website, and it is still very much a work in progress. We’ve several updates that are ready to be activated but before we push the button, it’s important we
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A Leading Edge letter to The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP

Stephen Munday, Executive Headteacher, Comberton Academy Trust writes O/b SSAT Leading Edge Headteachers’ Steering Group… Dear Secretary of State I am writing on behalf of the Leading Edge programme, which represents almost 300 high-performing secondary schools and academies, to express concern at
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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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