Finding out what students now know – subject focused online seminar series

“If I had to reduce all of educational psychology to just one principle, I would say this: The most important single factor influencing learning is what the learner already knows. Ascertain this and teach him (or her) accordingly.”
Ausubel, 1968 p. vi

There are two certainties in teaching:

  • We don’t know what they already know
  • They won’t learn what we teach them

The transition back to school means that these two facts will be of greater importance than ever.

Finding out what students now know

This new programme launched with a 60 minute live online seminar which provided:

  • An introduction to the SSAT’s Finding out what students now know guide
  • Practical techniques to elicit evidence of learning to provide teachers with useable information about whether to reteach, recap or move on
  • An overview of the Embedding Formative Assessment programme to support long-term changes in teacher practice

SSAT members can watch the launch session now: View on the Exchange

Subject specific seminars

In addition to the launch SSAT are pleased to offer a series of online seminars with subject/phase specialists focusing on effective formative assessment techniques. These recorded seminars will discuss the use of techniques across the following subjects/phases:

  • Early years
  • Primary
  • Maths
  • English
  • Science
  • Humanities
  • Languages
  • Design and Art
  • Music and Drama
  • PE

All seminars will be pre-recorded to be viewed at your convenience. The seminars are accessed via a dedicated online platform with downloadable resources, a structured follow-up activity for subject teams and dedicated subject forums.

Book now


All seminars will be recorded and uploaded to the online platform for use when it best suits your colleagues.


Individual subject specific seminar:

£75 per seminar (member schools)
£95 per seminar (non-member schools)

10 seminar package:

£325 (member schools)
£375 (non-member schools)

When booking the full package you may enrol different delegates on each subject seminar.

Anyone booking an individual seminar or the 10 seminar package will automatically be enrolled on the launch session.

All prices exclusive of VAT

Delegates wishing to self-fund can take advantage of member prices.