Patrick Ferguson, principal of Hope Academy, St. Helens, reflected on the incredible turnaround the academy has made thanks to focusing on key factors for school improvement. Patrick’s tips for success will be shared during his presentation at the upcoming School Improvement Show on June 26.
1979: no Ofsted, performance tables or heavy demands on school leaders – yet today’s education scene is better overall
With over 40 years’ experience in education, Colin Logan, senior education lead at SSAT, reflects on the ever-changing landscape, and the peaks and pitfalls that the profession has experienced over the course of his career.
Katy Pautz, Lead Practitioner, Falinge Park High School, highlights the many impacts that teaching tier 2 vocabulary presents not only to students, but to teachers.
In this final report from the SSAT National Conference 2018, Claire Preston and Katy Parkinson, driving forces behind Lexonik, reflect on what originally prompted them to launch their innovative programme which improves literacy levels, and leads to greater achievement and attainment.
Planning her own dramatically different school, Charlotte Church addresses some challenging questions
Charlotte Church is much more than an entertainer and singer. She is in pursuit of launching her own school to redefine students’ ability to absorb information and learn creatively. Charlotte’s talk during SSAT’s National Conference details her intriguing plan to shape schooling.
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.
Andy Williams, Senior Education Lead, SSAT, highlights the impact that leadership and collaboration can have on student success, and the benefits that could come from additional funding and resources allocated towards the education system as a whole.
CENTURY Tech founder Priya Lakhani provided comprehensive insight on her learning resource platform at SSAT’s National Conference in December. Her main stage presentation highlighted aspects such as artificial intelligence, neuroscience and learning science.
Austerity is to blame for students’ inability to succeed, according to SSAT’s CEO, Sue Williamson. Cuts in school funding and resources and lack of communication between staff and students are harming young people at an increasingly alarming rate, highlighting severe issues in social justice as a whole.
As the parents of 3.5 million pupils receive cry-for-help letters from schools on the growing perils of lack of funding, SSAT’s Head of Policy and Public Affairs Tom Middlehurst navigates through the uncertainties of social justice this situation presents.