SSAT offers schools and teachers a vast range of CPD provided by a group of highly-experienced educational staff. Ranging from apps to national conferences, all you need to help students acquire the skills that will help them succeed can be found here.
Our data and Ofsted CPD helps you to hear about, implement and embed sustainable best practice. The 2015-16 academic year sees the introduction of the new accountability measures and new programmes of study, the move into the new world of assessment after national curriculum levels, and significant changes in the way that Ofsted inspects and evaluates schools.
We can help you to make the most effective use of your data, develop your assessment systems, and improve your self-evaluation so that you have a clear understanding of your school’s strengths and areas for development.
SSAT is also the home of Educational Outcomes – a powerful annual analysis of contextual and performance data on every state-funded school in the country, enabling you to benchmark your school’s performance using over 40 different metrics for key stages 2,4 and 5.
SSAT is the leading national provider of training and development for school leaders at all stages. We are immensely proud of our reputation for excellence and of our thousands of leadership alumni who inspire and impact children and young people every day.
Our programmes are built upon strong moral principles and foundational beliefs about school leadership, based upon evidence and research. We understand the real-life challenges of school leadership. Our programmes are practical and solution focused, with training delivered by successful school leaders and school visits to see evidence based practice in action. They include a range of tools and resources to support and personalise your learning, including: self and school audits, a professional learning journal, intersessional activities, online collaboration spaces and a leadership library containing the best leadership literature and research. We bring unique inputs and professional expertise from the wider education sector, SSAT, business and beyond.
Our programmes are delivered over six months to two years, providing a sustained development period to create time and space for you to reflect, implement and evaluate the impact of your leadership. This also enables you to build valuable collaborative cohort networks that will support you on your leadership journey.
Whether you are just beginning your leadership journey or are a system leader, our cutting edge programmes will enable you to be the best leader you can be.
SSAT shares our members’ belief that the most important people in our education system are the students themselves. Our student leadership CPD support includes a variety of training days and resources for students. Specialised events such as our School Council Training series are complemented by a range of resources and opportunities, including our hugely popular Student Leadership Accreditation.
SSAT has a long and proud history of advocating the importance of student voice, leadership and co-construction in schools. We are building on this foundation and helping to develop students personally, improve classroom relationships and encourage school-wide improvement.
We know that the real school curriculum isn’t created from government white papers – it is the lived daily experience of young people. As a result, it is shaped by the expertise of school leaders and teachers on a daily basis.
The recent education reforms have provided an invaluable and exciting opportunity for schools to create their own informed curriculum and assessment models. SSAT’s curriculum and assessment CPD opportunities are designed to help you do just this – to move beyond mere interpretation of government policy.
Our subject conferences have developed significantly in recent years and are now significant highlights of our annual CPD calendar. There are opportunities for leaders and teachers of English, mathematics, science, history, geography, arts and MFL to come together to learn from each other and Outstanding practitioners from across England. SSAT members also have access to our hugely popular online subject networks – areas to collaborate and share ideas throughout the academic year.
To raise student achievement, teachers have to be the very best they can be. SSAT’s teaching and learning CPD is strictly evidence-based and designed to deliver genuine, sustainable and transformational results.
Our programmes provide the content needed for teachers to work towards clear, game-changing goals as part of a professional community – scrutinising and evaluating their own and others’ practice in the light of relevant research and evidence of what works. Our CPD helps teachers know their students better than ever, giving them the confidence to innovate with their students take learning to new levels.