Students and pupils are central to all that SSAT does
Our understanding of student and pupil leadership and voice is drawn from excellent practice across our networks and built on SSAT’s previous work on personalising learning. We know that, when given the opportunity, young people can have a profound impact on their schools. Involvement in leadership and voice activities can improve students’ and pupils’ learning as well as helping them to develop the skills and traits needed for success outside of the classroom.
Student leadership programmes
|Making student leadership effective – a seminar for student leadership coordinators||22 June 2021|
|Making pupil leadership effective in the primary school||10 June 2021|
|Making student leadership effective in special schools and specialist settings||TBC Summer 2021|
SSAT Student Leadership Audit
Exclusively for SSAT Secondary Network members, this audit is designed to evaluate the impact of student voice and leadership activities across a school.
SSAT Pupil Leadership Audit
Exclusively for SSAT Primary Network members, this audit is designed to evaluate the impact of pupil voice and leadership activities across a school.
SSAT offers a variety of ways to work with students in your school and develop their skills and experience:
In school training for students
We offer a range of accredited in-school training workshops designed to develop and embed the crucial skills your student leaders need to be effective in their roles.
Student Leadership Accreditation
SSAT has developed both the Student Leadership Accreditation (SLA) for secondary and Pupil Leadership Accreditation (PLA) for primary to be an innovative way of formally recognising students’ leadership skills, encompassing all activities students are engaged in whether it’s in the classroom, across the school, or in the wider community.
Academic achievement is important but preparing students for life after education requires more than this. The SSAT Student Passport provides a framework for students to record a huge range of life experiences beyond the academic with the aim of enriching their cultural capital, engaging them in citizenship and preparing them for employment.
Training for student leadership coordinators
Join us for a one-day seminar for new or established student voice / student leadership lead members of staff, looking at what makes student leadership teams effective in school.