The SSAT Leading Edge programme 2018-19

From the moment you join we’ll be on hand to provide a bespoke linking service to ensure you can connect with the most compatible schools across the network.


Your SSAT Leading Edge 2018 – 2019 programme includes:

  • The opportunity to be accredited, at no additional charge, for your ‘transforming’ practice within the SSAT Framework for Exceptional Education. Including a peer review from another Leading Edge school and a moderation visit from a Leading Edge consultant headteacher.
  • Attendance at the prestigious annual SSAT Leading Edge Leadership Conference

Video: Participants at the SSAT Leading Edge Leadership conference 2017 shared their thoughts and ideas on strong school leadership.

  • A visit from a Leading Edge consultant headteacher, who can broker connections with other Leading Edge schools, contribute to your self-review processes and support your school improvement journey. All of our visit team are exceptional former headteachers with extensive experience of leading high performing schools
  • A bespoke matching service to support collaboration with other Leading Edge schools locally and nationally
  • Regular Leading Edge publications, including Leading Change (the Leading Edge magazine) and the new Leading Edge Innovation Radar
  • The Leading Edge Directory – a guide to the areas of expertise of schools within the network, supporting your connections and collaboration

  • The opportunity to apply for an innovation grant to support your work
  • Regular opportunities to showcase the work of your team through publications and events
  • National visibility and recognition as a high performing school
  • Priority access to wider SSAT services and events.

What’s new for 2018-19?

  • Greater support with self-review and school improvement planning through our team of highly experienced consultant headteachers. All of our team have a proven track record in successfully leading high performing schools. From this year we are giving greater flexibility in how you use your visit with your link consultant headteacher so that you can gain maximum benefit from their support.
  • A greater focus on innovation. We will be offering more innovation grants and greater flexibility in how you apply for them. You will also receive a new, termly Leading Edge Innovation Radar, keeping you up-to-date with best and next thinking in the network, nationally and worldwide.
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The SSAT Leading Edge year at a glance

Throughout the year

Engage in the SSAT Framework for Exceptional Education (FfEE)

You can get started with FfEE at any time. The framework provides you with a fresh perspective on school improvement, supporting with self-review and action planning. Share your self-evaluation with us to be recognised as ‘participating in’ FfEE.

Each year there are two opportunities for you to apply for accreditation for your ‘transforming’ practice at no additional charge. Look out for further details from the SSAT Leading Edge team.


Support with collaboration and school links

The SSAT Leading Edge team are always available to support you in connecting with other schools. Talk to your consultant headteacher or contact the team for suggested links and introductions to colleagues across the network.


SSAT Leading Edge consultant headteacher visits

Our visit team are exceptional former headteachers, with extensive experience of leading high performing schools. They visit every Leading Edge school every year to ensure that you receive the best value from your membership. You can use your visit to support with self-review or school improvement; to showcase the work that you are doing, or as part of FfEE accreditation.


Summer term 2018

SSAT Leading Change magazine

You will receive your copy of the latest edition of Leading Change as part of your welcome pack. Leading Change shares interesting and innovative practice from across the network.


Apply for an SSAT Leading Edge innovation grant

Apply for funding to support emerging practice in your school. Innovation grants can be used to support whole school or subject specific work, provided it is a project that will be of interest to the rest of the network.


SSAT Framework for Exceptional Education (FfEE) peer review and moderation visits

Visits for schools who have applied for accreditation in the March window.


SSAT Leading Edge Innovation Radar

Your termly snapshot of best and next practice from the network and thought leaders nationally and internationally.


SSAT Journal

Showcase the work of your team in the Leading Edge section of the SSAT Journal.


Autumn term 2018

SSAT Leading Change magazine – Innovation grant special

Learn more about the projects that were supported by innovation grants in 2017-18.


SSAT Leading Edge Leadership Conference

Join us at the prestigious annual Leading Edge conference, which is exclusive and free to Leading Edge schools. The conference is designed to offer both inspiration and updates for senior leaders of high performing schools, with globally recognised speakers and workshops showcasing the work of schools in the network.


SSAT Leading Edge Directory

Contribute your expertise to the Leading Edge Directory – a resource that enables you to see at a glance which schools in the network have expertise in a particular area so that you can open useful conversations and opportunities for collaboration. You will receive the directory in both hard copy and PDF format – feel free to share it with your whole staff.


Apply for accreditation for your ‘transforming’ practice within the SSAT Framework for Exceptional Education

The window for applications opens in November. You can apply in up to two strands of the framework.


SSAT Leading Edge Innovation Radar

Your termly snapshot of best and next practice from the network and thought leaders nationally and internationally.


SSAT National Conference 2018

A key part of your SSAT membership, make sure that you take up your place at SSAT’s flagship event. Hear from international thought-leaders and inspirational practitioners. As an SSAT member your school has one place at no additional charge.


SSAT Journal

Showcase the work of your team in the Leading Edge section of the SSAT Journal.


Spring term 2019

SSAT Framework for Exceptional Education (FfEE) peer review and moderation visits

Visits underway for those schools who have applied for accreditation in the March window.


SSAT Leading Edge Innovation Radar

Your termly snapshot of best and next practice from the network and thought leaders nationally and internationally.


SSAT Journal

Showcase the work of your team in the Leading Edge section of the SSAT Journal.

 

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