Mind the Gap

Mind the Gap


Character education, mindfulness, resilience, employability in schools

There is a rapidly growing awareness, among school leaders, the business sector and policymakers, of the importance of developing these non-cognitive skills and qualities.

It is widely accepted that they can lead to improved school performance and better life chances for young people.

SSAT has for some time been playing a leading role in this emerging agenda.

Working with academics, school and business leaders and expert practitioners, SSAT showcased the latest thinking and practice in schools through a main stage forum at the National Conference 2014 and has published a collection of essays exploring the subject – Mind the Gap.

Watch the Mind the Gap Forum forum:

download Mind the Gap publication here

Mind the Gap conference

On Wednesday 22 April in central London, SSAT brought together key stakeholders from business and education. The Mind the Gap conference showcased excellent practice in schools, underlined the importance of this work to the business sector, and inspired a broader engagement in this agenda among school leaders. Find out more here.