Leading for Equity and Excellence
We believe that every young person should go on to lead a successful and fulfilling life. This programme is for school leaders committed to addressing inequity and achieving excellence for all.
Thursday 25 January 2024
15.30 – 17.30
Two free places for SSAT members. Additional places can be purchased at £545+VAT
Closing date for applications is Wednesday 17 January 2024
Addressing inequity through education – how do we do it?
This programme does not shy away from the growing inequities in society, or the problems of working in a broken system, but focuses on the positive actions school leaders can take to make a difference to our children, in our schools, in our communities. Our work transforms lives, each day, every day.
Despite the challenges, passionate school leaders remain committed the moral purpose of transforming life chances for all children through education. This programme is for the hopeful, the weary, the frustrated and the optimistic. Together we will encourage one another, explore research informed strategies and share practice.
We will focus on a solution-based approach and draw upon a wide range of materials from the SSAT network and beyond.
- Join a network of positive leaders committed to addressing disadvantage and inequity through education
- Be encouraged and inspired through sharing experiences, stories and strategies
- Engage with research and practice for increased impact
- Make an even greater difference in the lives of children and young people.
There are six online modules and two sharing practice days. In each module we will explore a compelling question from across the original four ‘Deeps’ for social justice (Deep leadership, Deep Learning, Deep Support, Deep Experience) and one new one – Deep Relationships.
All school leaders and teachers in SSAT member schools that are passionate about ensuring all children can succeed. Suitable for primary, secondary and special schools.
This programme is a member-exclusive benefit
Not an SSAT member? Register your interest or call us on +44 207 802 0955.
SSAT does not issue certificates of completion for this programme.
Dr Dan Belcher, Senior Education Lead, SSAT
Dan leads on SSAT’s leadership programmes and has a wealth of experience in designing and delivering professional development for all career stages. Before joining SSAT in 2009 he was a senior leader and teacher of French and German. Dan enjoys working with individuals and teams to realise their goals and grow leadership capacity.
The Leading for Equity and Excellence programme is designed around six online modules (each two-hours) delivered as twilights, 15:30 – 17:30. In addition, there are two opportunities for school hosted sharing practice events (in-person).
Leading for Equity and Excellence – the moral imperative
Why should we make leading for equity a priority?
Thursday 25 January 2024, 15:30 – 17:30 (online)
What kind of school leadership is required to ensure all children, and adults, thrive?
Thursday 22 February 2024, 15:30 – 17:30 (online)
How do we ensure that the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children have access to the best possible teaching and learning experiences?
Thursday 21 March 2024, 15:30 – 17:30 (online)
School hosted visit (1)
Spring term 2024
What support do children need to overcome barriers to equity?
Thursday 25 April 2024, 15:30 – 17:30 (online)
What experiences do children need to develop character, confidence and cultural capital?
Thursday 16 May 2024, 15:30 – 17:30 (online)
How can our schools become communities of action that build trusting and empowering relationships?
Thursday 20 June 2024, 15:30 – 17:30 (online)
School hosted visit (2)
Summer term 2024
Date and location
Thursday 25 January 2024
15.30 – 17.30
Fighting for Deep Social Justice
This is the first in the series of pamphlets, and establishes the context and marks the beginning of SSAT’s campaign to fight for social justice in education; a conversation with schools and those who have a stake in advancing the social justice agenda.
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