Leading Outstanding Schools

Do you want new ideas for your school?

Through visits to four outstanding schools from across the country you will be exposed to innovative and successful models of school leadership. This programme will challenge your perceptions of what is possible and facilitate strategic school improvement through insight, reflection and planning using SSAT’s Framework for Exceptional Education. Participating schools can opt to send different colleagues to events in order to share the learning.

How the programme works

Starting with an audit of your own approach, the programme takes your leadership through a systematic, theme-by-theme challenge over four one-day events.  Each session will be hosted in a different outstanding school and will include the opportunity to look behind the scenes, drill down more deeply into a vital element of the school’s leadership and draw out the lessons you can apply to your own institution.

 Title  Date Location 
Leadership, Vision, Culture and Stakeholder Engagement Tuesday 7 November 2017 Meols Cop High School, Southport
SSAT National Conference (one day) 30 November 2017 Manchester
Curriculum, Assessment and Accountability Thursday 1 February 2018 Harris Academy Chafford Hundred, Essex
Developing Teaching and Teachers 8 March 2018 Rushey Mead Academy, Leicester
 Learning and Achievement June 2018 TBC

In order to showcase the best variety of leadership practice and school contexts all of our programmes are run at venues across the country. For example, recent programmes have included venues based in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Southampton, Chester and Coventry. The programme is also subject to change dependent on the needs of delegates.


  • Go behind the scenes in the country’s highest performing schools
  • Consider a wide variety of routes to outstanding
  • Thorough, theme by theme examination of your leadership priorities
  • Introducing the new Framework for Exceptional Education
  • Build a support network among the high flying heads who will be your fellow delegates

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Start date 
Tuesday 7 November 2017

One year

Five events, including four one-day school visits and one-day attendance at SSAT’s National Conference in 2017.

Ideal for
Headteachers and senior leaders in secondary mainstream schools

£1,200 for members
£1,800 for non-members
Prices exclusive of VAT

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