New strands in the Framework for Exceptional Education
The Framework for Exceptional Education (FfEE) is a self-review and planning framework designed by SSAT with the support of a pilot group of Leading Edge schools.
A greater focus on Innovation
We will continue to offer a greater number of innovation grants and more flexibility in how you apply for them. The grants awarded are up to £1000 for each school.
A refreshed Innovation Radar
This will focus on aspects that are of most importance to leaders at critical times, including current research, best practice and policy updates to all Leading Edge Schools.
What’s included in your Leading Edge 2021 membership?
New for 2021
Video content sharing best practice from across the network.
New for 2021
Online discussion groups
Online discussion groups, enabling your teams to share ideas informally with Leading Edge colleagues in other schools.
SSAT Framework for Exceptional Education accreditation
Apply to be accredited as ‘Transforming’ in the framework, which includes a peer review from a school in the network and a moderation visit from a consultant headteacher or SSAT senior education lead.
A visit from a Leading Edge consultant headteacher or SSAT senior education lead on a focus area of your choice – example areas include SIP review, self-evaluation or development planning.
Leading Edge Leadership Conference
A free place at this prestigious event held each year. This year’s conference is focused on creating and sustaining high-performing leadership teams.
Leading Edge Directory
Designed to provide an easy way for you to make connections within the network, the directory will help you identify schools locally and nationally that you can collaborate with.
Leading Change journal
The Leading Edge exclusive journal features case studies from innovation grant winners and best practice from across the network.
Leading Edge programme
There are things happening all throughout the year for Leading Edge members.
Your Leading Edge membership also includes:
- a bespoke matching service to support collaboration with other Leading Edge schools locally and nationally
- the opportunity to apply for an innovation grant of £1000 to support emerging work
- national recognition as a high-performing school
- regular opportunities to showcase the work of your team
- support with professional development through links within the network
- priority access to other SSAT services and special events.
If there is anything else that you need to know, please get in touch with us by email.