Where are you on your journey to becoming a great school? At SSAT, we know teachers and leaders in every school are striving to overcome different challenges to deliver a world class learning experience for the children they serve. We offer flexible in-school support, training and coaching in all areas of school improvement including self-evaluation, leadership effectiveness, high-quality teaching and learning, accountability and data best practice and principled curriculum design.
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Our solutions and expertise
All of our education experts and consultants are highly experienced as senior leaders or advisers with expertise in primary, secondary, post-16 and special education. Specialist areas include leadership and management, accountability, teaching and learning and curriculum. We can work with you to identify areas that require focus and prioritisation, building a bespoke consultancy package or intervention to match your specific needs.
Whether you’re a classroom practitioner with leadership potential, a senior leader aspiring to headship, or a CEO who wants to develop their expertise, our leadership expertise will help you expand your career opportunities and provide you with the skills and mindsets to lead your school to excellence. Our approach to teaching and learning improvement encourages collaboration and shaping language, practices and habits across your school to help secure the best outcomes for children. Our accountability and data knowledge will help you to ensure that you’re always aware of your key requirements and measures, and always prepared for inspection. And in a system where principled curriculum design is more important than ever, our curriculum consultancy will help your teachers and leaders design and deliver a curriculum that is personalised for each and every child.
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School improvement stories
Read our School improvement stories series of blog posts.
Melanie Davies, Senior Lead Practitioner, Newmarket Academy, shows how the lead practitioner role has helped to move her school from special measures to good, and to make increasingly valuable contributions to the MAT.
… with outstanding leadership, said Ofsted. Stuart Smith, principal of Hastings Academy, an 11-16 school in the University of Brighton Academies Trust, gives some highlights of their successful approach to school improvement.
‘No badge yet’, but Simon Wade, principal, Beckfoot Upper Heaton School, delves into the staff and student contributions that give great cause for confidence in the school’s future.
How a West Midlands school progressed from special measures to ‘good’ in under two years. In part two, we look at how in the process it defined a much broader vision of what a good school can be.
Douglas Greig, Headteacher, Plumstead Manor School, writes: my first headship, facing a significant budget deficit, falling roll, battered reputation and deflated staff morale meant that the challenge was on
Develop skills and proficiency and empower the teachers and leaders in your school with SSAT’s one-to-one coaching service. Coaching will give you an additional new approach to driving improvement, securing the best possible outcomes for your students. Whatever your context or phase of education, we will work with you to establish your specific requirements and scope. Delivered in-school with you or your selected members of staff, your SSAT Coach will provide a series of flexible one-to-one sessions designed to focus solely on your priorities and unlock you and your staffs’ potential.
SSAT Coaching will:
- Empower yourself, your teachers and leaders to confidently develop their own expertise and bring out the best in others across your school
- Equip your key players to adopt a consistently solution-focused approach to addressing challenges
- Ensure you and your team develop a range of ideas to shape strategies that lead and sustain school improvement
- Enable you and your teachers and leaders to develop action-plans that address areas of priority
- Embed a culture of coaching and sustained improvement
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Bespoke inset days
We can help you to prioritise, plan and deliver inset days for maximum impact and value. Choose from our range of CPD options and areas of expertise, including our ready-to-deliver in-school training options below.
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SSAT Professional development modules
Get the most out of your PD days and twilight sessions with our flexible training modules. With modules covering teaching and learning, leadership and curriculum, you can ensure your training is not only of the highest quality and backed up by rigorous research, but is also built by you in line with your needs.
SSAT Non-Specialist Maths, Science and English
Tackle recruitment and retention issues in your school and develop your NQTs and teachers of other subjects into highly skilled non-specialist maths, science and English teachers. This in-school training will focus on your teachers’ subject and pedagogy knowledge to enable them to teach with confidence, produce inspiring and engaging learning activities and make accurate assessments of student progress.
SSAT Governance training
Enhance the expertise of your governors and help to increase understanding of their specific responsibilities. This training is delivered in your school to match your unique priorities, and will help your governors to stay up to date with the key educational issues on the horizon, further understand school performance tracking and ensure you’re always Ofsted-ready.
SSAT offer a wide range of publications and resources to support you and your school, whether it be subject-specific support, guidance for Ofsted inspections or tools for INSET and PD days.