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Lead Practitioner Accreditation

Lead Practitioner Accreditation is a nationally recognised status of excellent practice in education. The accreditation drives whole-school improvement by building a culture of evidence-informed teaching and learning and can be provided to teachers and staff at an individual or cohort level.

Price:

Members £400 + VAT (per person)
Non-Members £600 + VAT (per person)

Duration:

Up to 2 years (with option for re-accreditation)

Eligibility:

Practitioners across all phases

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Becoming a Lead Practitioner

Gaining accreditation involves a rigorous evaluation process. Individuals must meet all key areas of the Lead Practitioner framework of professional standards. The accreditation will allow your teachers to continue their development as leaders of learning, influencing others around them to embrace the same standards.

Applying for accreditation as a cohort provides more immediate outcomes for whole-school improvement, including:


Retaining and developing future leaders of learning.

Evaluating everyone’s individual impact.

Building a culture of evidence-informed teaching and learning, having a positive impact on students and teachers.

Introducing a framework of standards and structure a school-wide or trust-wide professional development plan.

Individual accreditation allows practitioners to be celebrated and recognised for their excellent practice in education. It supports professional development for the aspirant Lead Practitioner as well as those teachers and support staff they work with across their school.

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Lead Practitioner Accreditation brochure

Find out more about becoming an individual Lead Practitioner, or establishing a cohort of Lead Practitioners. The brochure also includes case studies explaining how the accreditation has an impact on whole-school improvement.
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Lead Practitioner is also an excellent way of combining classroom practice to moving onto senior leadership.

Lennox Barton, Lead Practitioner – Teacher of Art and Design, Skinners Academy

The impact of Lead Practitioner Accreditation

National recognition of excellent practice in education

Razben Miah, Subject Leader of Computing, The Ongar Academy, sat with Ejike Agubor, Senior Relationship Manager to explain why she sought to complete the SSAT Lead Practitioner Accreditation, and the importance of having her practice recognised.
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Creating the right ethos for teaching and learning improvement

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.
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Applying expert advice and experience leads to improvements in whole-school literacy

Lyndsey Morgan, lead practitioner for literacy, Drapers’ Academy, describes their successful approach, which involves colleagues and students as well as outsider expertise in decision making and implementation.
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