Membership

Belong, Connect, Improve

Welcome to SSAT Membership. We are proud to have been connecting schools for over 35 years. We believe that the challenges school leaders and teachers face are best tackled collaboratively, and together we will build a brighter future for education.

Whether you are a primary, secondary, special school in the UK or internationally, we invite you to belong to our family of educators.

Membership of our family of schools connects you and your team with like-minded colleagues and provides a raft of development opportunities. With tailored offers for primary, secondary and special schools, you will find your home at SSAT, wherever you are on your school improvement journey.

Exclusive member benefits

There’s now so much more to membership. Click the Leadership, Professional Practice and Teaching and Learning links below to discover all the benefits of joining our community. Members can also ask to join our high-performing schools’ network called Leading Edge. One of our dedicated Relationship Managers (RMs) is also on hand to help you explore your member benefits.

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Teaching and learning

We are very proud that our Embedding Formative Assessment (EFA) programme is currently the only programme which the EEF have found to demonstrably improve student outcomes as evidenced by the EEF’s report (Feb 2019). We have taken the implementation model at the heart of EFA, to create a new suite of resources to support conversations across our membership community. Working in Partnership with EEF, the first series of our TLC Inspirations workshops will focus on implementation, upskilling all of your team in their understanding of leading effective change.

Professional practice

Membership supports the practice of your whole team in a number of ways. Now including new online briefings on educational policy so you’re always up to date.

Culture Survey

Culture Survey

An opportunity to gain unique insights into the culture of your school and how it compares to others in the network. The next window for completion of the Culture Survey will open to members in February 2025.

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Framework for Exceptional Education (FfEE)

Framework for Exceptional Education (FfEE)

Designed and reviewed in collaboration with member schools, our Framework for Exceptional Education (FfEE) offers a fresh take on school improvement frameworks. An invaluable tool to support self-review and planning across 12 key strands of practice.

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Educational Outcomes

Educational Outcomes

All of the publicly available data on all schools nationally in one, easy to navigate tool. View your school’s dashboard, and that of any other state school. Exceptional performance of schools within our network is recognised through our Educational Outcomes Awards.

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The Library

The Library

The refreshed members area, packed full of useful tools and resources for your practice.

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The Journal

The Journal

Biannual publication sharing an interesting range of case studies, articles and best practice from schools in our community and partner organisations, exclusive for members. Next edition coming soon!

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Leadership

Our experience and impact in leadership development is hard to rival. Many school and system leaders have grown and honed their skills through our programmes. We are passionate about developing leaders at all levels, equipping and supporting them to make a difference and create a brighter future for pupils.

This year we’ve updated our member leadership programmes for even greater impact.

Leadership Legacy Project

Leadership Legacy Project

One free member place

For high potential teachers in the early stages of their career.

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Middle Leadership programme

Middle Leadership programme

Three free member places

Redesigned and enhanced for the 2024/25 academic year. For current and aspiring middle leaders.

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Student Leadership Accreditation

Student Leadership Accreditation

Unlimited places

National recognition of your pupils’ leadership skills. Pupils self-assess their experiences in and out of school to gain accreditation. Available
throughout the year.

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Become a member of SSAT by joining the right network for your school. Select your phase from the options below to discover more. Or get in touch with us to explore MAT or group membership offers.

Secondary

If you’re a secondary school we would like to invite you to join our SSAT community.

We are proud to have been connecting schools through our secondary network for over 35 years. Whilst our core values remain the same, our membership offer continually evolves, ensuring that we can support schools in meeting the educational challenges of today through collaborating with like-minded colleagues. SSAT member schools benefit from our extensive experience of school improvement and supportive networking. Our offer includes in-school resources, wide-ranging leadership training and a wealth of tried and tested resources, tools and frameworks.

Cost from September 2024

1 year: £1,745 + VAT
2 years: £3,155 + VAT Save £335

We take great joy in championing the successes and achievements of our schools, their staff and students.

The SSAT family of schools are committed to working together towards a brighter future for all of our learners.

Our secondary schools education experts

Dan and Alex are passionate about supporting all the schools in our secondary membership community.

Alex Galvin, Senior Education Lead, SSAT

Alex Galvin, Senior Education Lead, SSAT

Alex joined SSAT in 2008 and is now a senior education lead. She runs SSAT’s Leading Edge network, our network for high performing schools, supporting schools to collaborate, innovate and share best practice. Alex also leads on curriculum for SSAT. Prior to joining SSAT, Alex taught for fifteen years in schools in Oxfordshire and Berkshire.


Dr Dan Belcher, Senior Education Lead, SSAT

Dr Dan Belcher, Senior Education Lead, SSAT

Dan leads on SSAT’s leadership programmes and has a wealth of experience in designing and delivering professional development for all career stages. Before joining SSAT in 2009 he was a senior leader and teacher of French and German. Dan enjoys working with individuals and teams to realise their goals and grow leadership capacity.


Primary

If you’re a primary school we would like to invite you to join our SSAT members community.

The SSAT primary network brings infant, junior and primary schools together from across the country. We support all of our primary members in meeting the educational challenges of today through our membership offer which includes in-school resources, wide-ranging leadership training and a wealth of tried and tested resources, tools and frameworks.

Cost from September 2024

1 year: £470 + VAT
2 years: £865 + VAT Save £75

What makes our primary network so special, is each member school brings their individual contexts and experiences, as we work together as like-minded professionals to network, share practise and collaborate. Not only to support the development of our own schools, but to contribute to the development of the wider school system. The entire SSAT family of schools are committed to working together towards a brighter future for all of our learners.

We take great joy in championing the successes and achievements of all our schools, their staff and pupils.

Our primary schools education expert

Laura is passionate about supporting all the schools in our Primary membership community.

Laura Burton, Senior Education Lead, Primary, SSAT

Laura Burton, Senior Education Lead, Primary, SSAT

Laura joined SSAT in 2019 as a Senior Education Lead for the primary network. She has worked in a diverse range of primary schools as a senior leader and has also worked for her local authority. Laura is passionate about enabling meaningful collaboration to share best practice and empowering schools to refine their practice.


Special Schools

If you’re a special education school we would like to invite you to join our SSAT members community.

The special schools network brings together the widest range of special schools and alternative provision into one vibrant group. We support all of our members in meeting the educational challenges of today through our membership offer which includes in-school resources, wide-ranging leadership training and a wealth of tried and tested resources, tools and frameworks.

Cost from September 2024

1 year: £470 + VAT
2 years: £865 + VAT Save £75

What makes this network so unique is that every type of special school and AP is eligible to join and bring to the network their individual contexts and experiences, as we work together to support SEND learners to be their best. The network is excellent in sharing practice and collaborating, which not only develops practice within our sector, but also contributes to the development of the wider school system.

We take great time to share the successes and achievements of our schools, their staff and learners.

The SSAT family of schools are committed to working together towards a brighter future for all learners.

Our special schools education expert

Pauline is passionate about supporting all the special schools in our membership community.

Pauline Holbrook, Head of SEND, SSAT

Pauline Holbrook, Head of SEND, SSAT

Pauline has worked in the special education sector for over 30 years. She has experience of teaching, leadership, training and undertaking research. Her philosophy is that all students require outstanding teaching that takes into account their needs, abilities and aspirations in order to prepare them for adult life.


iNet membership

Wherever your school is based globally, we would delighted to invite you to join our SSAT iNet (International Networking for Educational Transformation) members community.

SSAT has a proud history of working with schools across the world. iNet member schools benefit from a range of member benefits and the team at SSAT and the wider networks benefit by learning from our international friends. Developments in technology and increased online working have enabled us to deepen our connections and removed barriers to communication. Having increased numbers of international colleagues within our leadership cohorts has enriched the conversations for everyone.

Cost from September 2024

1 year: £470 + VAT
2 years: £865 + VAT Save £75

iNet membership enables teachers and leaders to stay connected with practice in England and participate in global conversations about the issues that matter to all schools, irrespective of location.

Our international schools education experts

Dan and Alex are passionate about supporting all the schools in our iNet membership community.

Alex Galvin, Senior Education Lead, SSAT

Alex Galvin, Senior Education Lead, SSAT

Alex joined SSAT in 2008 and is now a senior education lead. She runs SSAT’s Leading Edge network, our network for high performing schools, supporting schools to collaborate, innovate and share best practice. Alex also leads on curriculum for SSAT. Prior to joining SSAT, Alex taught for fifteen years in schools in Oxfordshire and Berkshire.


Dr Dan Belcher, Senior Education Lead, SSAT

Dr Dan Belcher, Senior Education Lead, SSAT

Dan leads on SSAT’s leadership programmes and has a wealth of experience in designing and delivering professional development for all career stages. Before joining SSAT in 2009 he was a senior leader and teacher of French and German. Dan enjoys working with individuals and teams to realise their goals and grow leadership capacity.


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