Leadership programmes

Principled, Inspirational and Sustainable Leadership

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. 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.

Download the SSAT leadership brochure

Download the SSAT Leadership Framework brochure

Deliver the Department for Education’s National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML) with SSAT

We’re delighted to announce that SSAT is an approved provider of the DfE’s NPQML. We’re looking for selected schools to become our partners to deliver training to their teams, groups and networks. Successful schools will receive all the guidance and tools they need to deliver the 12 training modules.

Find out more about delivering the NPQML

For more information on our leadership programmes follow the links below, register your interest  or get in touch with us by email.

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Leadership programmes

Programme Start date End date Number of events
Chief Executive programme TBC TBC Four
Executive Headteachers 2 & 3 May 2018 February 2019 Five
Making the leap: moving into headship 12 July 2018 N/A (one day conference)
Leading Outstanding Schools 7 November 2017 June 2018 Five
Next Generation Headteachers 12 & 13 October 2017 June 2018 Four
Stepping up to Senior Leadership February 2018 December 2018 Four
Leading Outstanding Special Schools 2 November 2017 28 June 2018 Five
SSAT delivery – Leaders for the Future (L4F) On demand On demand Flexible
SSAT delivery – Middle Leadership
Delivery partnership – Leaders for the Future (L4F) 26 June 2018 30 June 2019 One SSAT launch event
Delivery partnership – National Professional Qualification for Middle Leaders (NPQML) 12 June 2018 30 June 2019


Why choose SSAT leadership programmes?

Case Study: Sidney Stringer Academy Trust, Wendy Tomes 

Case Study: Royds Hall Community School, Melanie Williams 

Case Study: Vyners Learning Trust, James Heale 

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