SSAT publications and resources

SSAT offer a wide range of publications and resources to support you and your school, whether it be subject-specific support, guidance for Ofsted inspections or looking beyond academia.


SSAT On… Series

Leading SSAT experts address key issues in education today. Curriculum: SSAT’s Four Pillars of Curriculum Design, alongside Dylan Wiliam’s seven principles of a good curriculum; Future learning: key skills and qualities for student success; The school-led system: three possibilities for the vital role of the middle tier; Leadership: which business skills are needed by school leaders, and why.
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SSAT Effective Observation of Teaching and Learning for School Improvement

This multi-resource toolkit is designed to improve the quality of your teaching and learning through more effective observation practice. The toolkit contains presentations, videos, exemplar documentation from schools and a series of training activities on the purpose of classroom evaluation and best practice.
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SSAT Embedding Formative Assessment (EFA)

This pack contains all the materials you need to hold a professional development day, plus a complete set of materials for running monthly follow-up workshops. As well as techniques for implementing formative assessment, the pack looks at the issues surrounding teacher learning communities.
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Improving Practice through Research

This online interactive course with The Open University is intended for any and all practitioners who wish to make positive changes to teaching and learning practice which is based on sound understanding of ‘what works’. This course is eight lessons of approximately three hours duration each which can be completed at any time.
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SSAT Leading and Managing Numeracy Across the Curriculum

This step-by-step guide, produced in partnership with the National Mathematics Partnership (NMP), contains successful strategies and approaches to managing numeracy across the school and is presented in booklet and CD-ROM format.
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Living Literacy

Developed in partnership with Oxford University Press and powered by Kerboodle, this online resource contains everything you need to lead literacy inset sessions: PowerPoint presentations, trainers’ notes and handouts, and specially-commissioned CPD films.
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SSAT Redesigning Schooling

This series of publications have been written by leading academics working with school leaders to provide fascinating insight into how we can redesign the profession. There are eleven in the series, which are free to download for members and hard copies can also be purchased from our website.
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SSAT Journal – free member resource

SSAT’s termly journal celebrates and shares the outstanding practice, strategies and innovations in our schools, for the benefit of all the schools in our networks. As a member school you can download full PDF copies for free. The journal is also available as a printed copy subscription.
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SSAT Governance Toolkit

This toolkit aims to help leaders shape a robust approach to governance for their MAT. Through worked examples, case studies, training materials and briefing notes, this toolkit provides a ‘go-to’ resource to strengthen governance both now and as your MAT grows.
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SSAT Student Passports

Available for key stage 3, 4 and 5, student passports provide a framework to record a range of life experiences beyond the academic. The skills developed from these experiences will help to enrich students’ cultural capital, preparing them for employment and engaging them in citizenship.
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SSAT Teacher Effectiveness Enhancement Programme (TEEP) Resource Pack

This box set of 13 short guides gives you practical guidance to implement the principles of TEEP in your classrooms. The pack covers the TEEP learning cycle (prepare for learning, agree outcomes, present new information, construct meaning, apply to demonstrate, and review); the underpinning elements of effective practice.
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