SSAT (The Schools Network) gathers, holds and processes personal data in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998. Any personal data that you supply on this form will be used by SSAT (The Schools Network) for the following purposes:
- To process and administer your membership and to fulfil our obligations to you as an affiliated or iNet member;
- To process and administer your participation in our networks for schools and programmes;
- To send you information (including newsletters, publications and updates) on matters related to your iNet/affiliation membership and the programmes of work in which your school is involved;
- To provide you with online services such as to subscribe to our press release or newsletter service. Your details will also enable certain areas of the websites to be personalised to you;
- To notify you of products, services and programmes offered by SSAT (The Schools Network); and
- Otherwise as reasonably required by SSAT (The Schools Network) and its affiliates to operate their business or as required by law.
Such data may also be released to third parties (such as government entities, service suppliers) or shared with other iNet/affiliated schools and organisations, where necessary for the above purposes. Whilst the personal data is stored in the UK, we may transfer data to other countries worldwide including those without data protection laws.
1. Applying for membership
1.1 Membership is open for schools in the UK or internationally and applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or can be completed at https://www.ssatuk.co.uk/ssat-membership/
1.2 Applications for group memberships can be made on behalf of a group of schools, for example by a Multi Academy Trust, a Teaching School Alliance or other group. In the case of a group membership application, each school in the group will be considered a member and each school will be entitled to the membership benefits for the school’s class of membership. The sponsoring organisation may become a Sponsors Network member
1.3 Applications for membership will be considered by SSAT (The Schools Network) Ltd (SSAT) who have the right to refuse applications.
1.4 By submitting an application form by email, the member is deemed to have signed the application form.
1.5 SSAT reserves the right to re-grade a member to a more appropriate level, if the relevant information appertaining to the membership level applied for is not received, or proves to be inaccurate in any way. Members will be informed of the requirement for re-grade and asked if they wish to continue with their application.
1.6 All information provided by members must be true and accurate at the point of applying. In the event of a change of circumstances such as type of establishment, number on roll, phase of education or change of contact details, members must notify SSAT by email or in writing so that our records are up to date.
2. Membership payments, renewals and cancellations
2.1 Membership is for a period of 12 or 24 months starting on the day application is processed. This will be within 1 week of the date that application is submitted to us and approved. Payment must be received within 30 days of receipt of the invoice.
2.2 Payment can be made by cheque or BACS. If membership payment remains outstanding we will notify members by telephone, email or letter.
2.3 In the case of a group membership, the invoice for all schools in the group will be issued to the sponsoring organisation.
2.4 Members will be notified that their membership is due for renewal 2 months before the start of the new membership year. At this point the member has the option to change their membership type to either a 12 or 24 month duration. A request to change membership period must be made in writing to the membership team via email or letter. Fees will be adjusted accordingly.
2.5 It is the member’s responsibility to advise SSAT of their intention not to renew. Membership payments not received within 2 months (60 days) of becoming due will result in the membership being considered lapsed and all benefits will be terminated.
2.6 Payment of the membership fee will be deemed to be acceptance of membership.
2.7 To cancel membership at the point of renewal the headteacher, principal or chief executive of the member school/organisation will need to notify us by email or in writing stating a reason which will be recorded for internal use only. Refunds will not be given for memberships cancelled part way through the year.
2.8 In the event that membership is cancelled or terminated prior to the end of the membership period, all outstanding membership fees for the full period of membership will be payable. No refunds will be due for any unused membership period.
3. Membership categories
3.1 English school membership
3.1.1 Applications for membership in England are currently considered for schools only. Membership belongs to the school and all full-time staff of the school. A membership number will be issued, this number can be used when contacting us for identification purposes.
3.2 International membership
3.2.1 International membership for schools, organisations, HEIs, FECs and Local Authorities outside of England and Wales (including Scotland and Ireland) is offered by iNet, the international arm of SSAT.
3.2.2 Any organisation that qualifies for iNet membership under clause 3.2.1 may become a member of SSAT in the appropriate membership type.
4. Membership benefits
4.1 Member benefits are only available if subscription payments are up to date.
4.2 Attendance at events, seminars, courses and on programmes at member rates or as a benefit of membership is reliant on up to date subscription payments at the date of the event and not at the date of delegate booking.
4.3 Member engagement that benefits from exclusive member access or discounted member rates will be cancelled and/or re-invoiced to reflect non-member status and fares at any time if the engagement is in progress or pending and the member chooses to terminate their subscription.
4.4 Member benefits may change without notice.
5. Terminating membership
5.1 SSAT (The Schools Network) Ltd (SSAT) reserves the right to withdraw membership or to prevent any member from renewing membership if the member puts the organisation into disrepute.
6. Acceptance of terms and conditions
These terms and conditions may be revised from time to time and any updates will be posted to www.ssatuk.co.uk/policies. Members are responsible for keeping up-to-date with all changes. Continued membership shall be deemed acceptance of all changes to these terms and conditions.
These terms and conditions may be revised from time to time and any updates will be posted to www.ssatuk.co.uk/ssat-membership. Members are responsible for keeping up-to date with all changes. Continued membership shall be deemed acceptance of all changes to these terms and conditions.