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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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Our new website

In June of this year, work began in earnest to construct a whole new website, ready for the start of the 2013/14 academic year. Whilst many enjoyed the sunny beaches of France, Spain and Bognor Regis, a small team of staff
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GCSEs 2013: an emerging picture

Please share your insights and perspectives at Bill Watkin, SSAT Operational Director, writes… Unlike last year, when by midday on ‘Exams Wednesday’ dozens of headteachers and principals had come together with an almost identical experience, the picture this week appears
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Welcome back from all at SSAT

Sue Williamson, SSAT CEO, writes… Dear all, We hope you have had a restful and enjoyable summer break. We hope also that your examination results were what you were expecting and that, as they receive their results today, the majority
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DfE Consultation: Primary Assessment

Glyn Barritt, SSAT Learning Technologies Coordinator, writes… On 20 July 2013 the Department for Education launched its consultation on Primary Assessment and Acccountability under the new Curriculum. Media headlines focused on the national ranking of primary school children through decentile banding,
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