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Get involved in SSAT’s fight for deep social justice

It is not an exaggeration to say that our current system of education is at breaking point. Our teachers and school leaders see this on a daily basis: the students being denied the support mechanisms they rely on, the continued impact of austerity, and a system that is no longer fit for purpose.

That’s why SSAT has decided to stand up and speak out, and to fight to put social justice at the heart of the education system.

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Children revealing hidden illiteracy spurred an ambitious campaign

In this final report from the SSAT National Conference 2018, Claire Preston and Katy Parkinson, driving forces behind Lexonik, reflect on what originally prompted them to launch their innovative programme which improves literacy levels, and leads to greater achievement and attainment.

Sad that “my generation betrayed the young generation”

Austerity is to blame for students’ inability to succeed, according to SSAT’s CEO, Sue Williamson. Cuts in school funding and resources and lack of communication between staff and students are harming young people at an increasingly alarming rate, highlighting severe issues in social justice as a whole.

Why campaigns such as Worth Less are essential in achieving social justice

As the parents of 3.5 million pupils receive cry-for-help letters from schools on the growing perils of lack of funding, SSAT's Head of Policy and Public Affairs Tom Middlehurst navigates through the uncertainties of social justice this situation presents.

What will help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to do well at school

Rt Hon David Lammy, former barrister and now MP for Tottenham, highlights the issues in education for young people from working-class BME backgrounds and their families

Fake news? I don’t think so

In the midst of all the news reports on Brexit and the madness of the Westminster bubble, the UN’s rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights reported that despite being the world’s fifth largest economy, the UK has levels of child poverty that are “not just a disgrace, but a social calamity and an economic disaster.”