How do you really know that what’s happening in your school is making a difference? Are your leaders as effective as they can be? Are you confident that your teachers are having the biggest impact possible and how do you develop them further?
The SSAT National Conference 2017 was all about shining a light on what happens in our classrooms. As school leaders, you have more evidence than ever before about what we know makes a real difference to young people’s learning, and about how your students are progressing as individuals. How do you make sense of this evidence and understanding to improve outcomes for all learners?
Over twenty years ago, Dylan Wiliam described the classroom as a black box; with little clarity about what goes on inside. And yet despite the new evidence available, how much has this metaphor actually changed. How do we illuminate the process of learning in every one of our classrooms, across our schools, and across our trusts and collaborations?
The SSAT National Conference 2017 explored how school leaders can be truly evidence-informed in making strategic decisions, how a culture of evidence and research can be embedded across a school or MAT, and the implications of some of the latest research on what we do in schools.
At the heart of the conference is a commitment to being solution focused, by systematically and strategically analysing what will really make a difference for young people. Solution-focused leadership requires both an analytical and creative focus creating radical, empowering solutions.
Chief Executive Officer, City of London Academies Trust
Professor Alma Harris, FRSA
Department of Education, and Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy, University of Bath
Director, Institute for Teaching
Lecturer in Cognitive Neuropsychology, Goldsmiths, University of London
Professor Dr. Paul A Kirschner
Distinguished Professor, Open University Netherlands
Executive Principal, Linton Village College
School Business Management and Leadership Development expert, All the geese
Programme / Staff Director,
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Headteacher, Tees Valley Education
CEO courageous leadership
Dame Alison Peacock
Chief executive, College of Teaching
Partner and Account Director, Schools & Trusts, Arcadis
Professor Phil Scraton
Professor, Queen’s University Belfast and author, Hillsborough – The Truth
Deputy Director, Surveys and Evaluations, Ofsted
Chief Executive, SSAT
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