Creating employability

Creating employability for all learners

SSAT’s Special Schools Summit in May highlighted many important topics that schools have been focusing on this year, particularly how to create employability by developing certain skills and curriculum. Diana Whistance-Smith reports.

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.

A renaissance in curriculum thinking

This week, SSAT’s latest publication, On Curriculum, explores the highly-anticipated curriculum revival that many schools and MATs are immersing themselves in. Head teachers and senior leaders weigh in on the revamping of curriculum over the past year.

Who owns the curriculum?

Tom Middlehurst asks us to remember that the real curriculum designers are practitioners – they have the biggest influence on the lives of young people.

Reflections on JFK

Sue Williamson, Chief Executive SSAT, writes… I was watching television with my grandparents on Friday 22 November 1963 when coverage was interrupted to announce that President John F. Kennedy had been shot in Dallas, Texas. I was stunned – Kennedy
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