Unfortunately, educational inequality remains a persistent problem in our system. Despite almost a decade of the pupil premium, the national attainment gap between disadvantaged students and their wealthier peers has failed to close.
Robots will never run our schools. We don’t believe that robots will ever replace the role of the expert teacher. However, ‘robots’ may well change how we teach and how we deliver the curriculum.
Let’s be very clear: the creative subjects are under threat.
At the heart of this year’s conference is a conviction that schools should always do what’s right for young people.
Snapshot of Priya Lakhani’s upcoming presentation at SSAT National Conference 2018 in Birmingham this December.
Tom Middlehurst, SSAT’s head of policy and public affairs, highlights some of the constructive and challenging contributions to come in December’s National Conference.
Professor Dr. Paul A Kirschner, Open University of the Netherlands, debunks various myths and perceived orthodoxies that persist in education.
Professor Phil Scraton sends a message to teachers and students about the importance of critical thinking and developing an enquiring mind.
Rachel Lowrie, Churchill Academy Sixth Form, an SSAT Leadership Legacy fellow, uses a seasonal medium to give her highlights of the National Conference.
Watch feedback from delegates, speakers and exhibitors from the two days in Manchester. SSAT National Conference 2017: Illuminating learning took place on Thursday 30 November and Friday 1 December 2017.