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4-5 December 2019, Birmingham
Throughout 2019, we are working with schools, other educational organisations, and cross-sector to make the case for deep social justice: a commitment to ensuring that all students leave school fully prepared to lead fulfilled and purposeful lives.
12 December 2019, London
28 January 2020, London
Designed to support senior and middle leaders with responsibility for curriculum and/or quality assurance, this day will ensure that you are fully up-to-date with the new Ofsted expectations around curriculum and provide you with an opportunity to share ideas with other leaders.
16 January 2020, London
5 February 2020, Midlands
Changes to the Ofsted framework this term have been the most significant yet. Not only has the main focus shifted to the quality of education and, in particular, the curriculum, but the whole inspection process is now completely different to what school have experienced before.
A reflection on the SSAT National Conference 2019: Fighting for deep social justice
Deep social justice is about allowing all people to flourish, and to have agency over their own lives. This is how David Lammy, our patron, opened...
Join the national conversation about online safety for Safer Internet Day
Will Gardner, director, UK Safer Internet Centre, and CEO, Childnet At the UK Safer Internet Centre we want all schools, youth groups and education...
How deep social justice affects young people
And how they believe they can contribute. Diana Whistance-Smith reports on SSAT’s first student roundtable discussion SSAT’s first ever student...
Countdown to the SSAT National Conference 2019
Discover what you can expect at this year's SSAT National Conference where we'll be continuing our fight to put social justice at the heart of the...
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Presentations from over 30 sessions are available to download below.
Asking the right questions – Greg Gilbey, Lincoln’s Christ Hospital School
Collaboration: our pathway through the jungle – Martin Brook, Holyrood Academy
Igniting a passion for learning – David Taylor, Stanley Park High
Diverse leadership – Hannah Wilson, Harris Federation & #WomenEd
Embedding an ethic of excellence – John Stanier, Great Torrington School
From fear to flying – Julia James, Bedelsford Academy
Developing a vitality finance plan – Simon Oxenham, Southend School for Boys & NASBM
Holding back the nettles – Hywel Roberts
Improving your lesson observations, an innovative pilot project – Math van Loo, EP-Nuffic
Leading differently for the future – Julie Taylor, Thomas Deacon Academy
Madly, deeply, truly – are you leading a thinking school? – Ian Gilbert
Naturally smart places: a design for life – Professor Paul Clarke
Private school opportunities within a state school setting – Andy Goulty, Rodillian MAT
Taking risks to create an innovative culture in schools – Steve Taylor, Robin Hood MAT
Teaching with deep moral purpose – Debra Kidd
Tin opening with dinosaurs – Jenny Blay, The Langley Academy Trust
A life in song – Dominic Peckham
Welcome – Sue Williamson
From good to outstanding – Baroness Sue Campbell
Lord Chris Holmes
How do we create the conditions in schools for research engagement to flourish? – Ben White, Coalition for Evidence Based Education (CEBE)
HeadsRoundtable: schools that enable all to thrive and flourish
PISA and TIMSS uncovered: seeing past the headlines – Rebecca Wheater, NFER (National Foundation for Educational Research)
The role of middle leaders in system improvement – Sir David Carter
It’s good to talk: What is oracy, and how can it help you and your school? – Will Millard, LKMco
From principals’ meetings to a meeting of principles – Chris Smith, St Margaret Ward Catholic Academy
Leading a learning community to develop global citizens of the future – Trudi Purnell, Carlton le Willows Academy
Liminal leadership – Stephen Tierney, St Mary’s Catholic Academy
Ofsted update and debunking myths – Sean Harford, Ofsted
Read to achieve – Sarah Ledger, Sound Training and Acklam Grange School
Starting in headship – setting the strategic vision – Chris Hildrew, Churchill Academy
Student-led research as a springboard for changing school culture – Clive Corbett, Pershore High School
Are we really working together? Why collaboration starts with an honest chat – Camilla Whitney-Thomas and Gary Hickey, Adams’ Grammar School
Developing middle leadership and succession planning – David Howe, Abbeywood Community School
Principal, Ryde Academy
Chair, Youth Sport Trust
The National Schools’ Commissioner, DfE
Thomas Moore Brennan Chair, Boston College
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