Leading Outstanding Primary Schools

This programme explores the four inspection areas of the Ofsted Framework through in-person and virtual visits to three outstanding schools across the country.

Start Date

Start date


Online and in-person


SSAT members: £950
Non-members: £1,140
Prices exclusive of VAT

Are you looking for fresh inspiration to take your school to outstanding and beyond?

Every school possesses qualities that contribute to its greatness. Those unique qualities can inspire growth and excellence in others, helping them become outstanding schools.

Unlock the full potential of school leadership with our Leading Outstanding Primary Schools Programme.

This comprehensive programme gives primary school leaders the opportunity to connect and engage with three outstanding schools across the country and gives participants valuable time to reflect, discuss and share strategies for school improvement.

Collaborate with like-minded peers, and reflect upon your own practise to drive excellence, inspire innovation, and create a thriving learning environment.

Learning outcomes

  • Reflect, discuss and share new strategies and inspire your practice to be outstanding and beyond.
  • Consider excellent practise through the lens of SSAT’s Framework for Exceptional Education.
  • Develop your own school vision by visiting leading schools and academies to see best practise in action.
  • Network with like-minded colleagues and share school improvement strategies.


  • Explore practise across primary schools nationally.
  • Send different colleagues to each event to share learning across your team.
  • Hybrid learning across the programme to enable ease of access to schools across a wide geographical area.

How is the programme delivered?

Each primary school will cover the intent, implementation and impact of their curriculum, providing an insight into the Quality of Education within their schools.

Across the programme, the three host schools will explore:

  • An ambitious curriculum for all learners
  • Curriculum intent, implementation and impact
  • Developing knowledge and cultural capital
  • High quality teaching and learning
  • Formative assessment.

Event one: In-person – The quality of education & Leadership and Management

Wingfield Primary School, Ensign Street, Kidbrooke, London, SE3 9GJ

  • Leadership at all levels
  • Continuing professional development and improving teaching
  • Staff well-being and workload
  • Governance
  • Safeguarding

Event two: Online – The quality of education & Personal Development

Front Lawn Primary School, Havant, Hampshire

  • Providing rich experiences and extra-curricular activities
  • Developing character and active citizenship
  • Health and well-being
  • Spiritual, moral, social, and cultural (SMSC) development
  • Career education and building aspiration

Event three: Online – The quality of education and Behaviour and Attitudes

Gatley Primary School, Cheadle, Cheshire

  • School culture
  • Attendance and punctuality
  • Resilience
  • Effective behaviour management
  • Positive attitudes to learning, the life of the school and community

Key Speaker

Laura Burton, Senior Education Lead, SSAT

Laura Burton, Senior Education Lead, SSAT

Laura joined SSAT in 2019 as a Senior Education Lead for the Primary Network. She has worked in a diverse range of primary schools as a senior leader and has also worked for her local authority. Laura is passionate about enabling meaningful collaboration to share best practice and empowering schools to refine their practice.

Price information*
SSAT members
Per delegate
Price information*
SSAT members
Per delegate
Per delegate
*Prices exclusive of VAT

Date and location

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