SSAT Primary Network membership

Who is the SSAT Primary Network for?

Established for schools and academies supporting children through their primary phase of education, the SSAT Primary Network brings together professionals from across the country in purposeful collaboration.

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Speak to an ambassador school to find out more about the benefits of SSAT’s Primary Network membership. Get in touch with us today.

Why join the SSAT Primary Network?

The SSAT Primary Network works closely with individual primary schools and academies and those in multi-academy trusts (MATs) to support trusts, leaders and teachers in their mission to shape the future of education for young people.

We also work alongside key school leaders who kindly offer their support and time to guide and inform the direction and development of the network.

Get in touch with us by email to find out more about the network.

What you can expect from joining

Primary membership offers a range of benefits built to address your most important needs and priorities – we constantly listen and adapt to the changes in the educational landscape to ensure the highest standards of quality and relevance.

SSAT insight

Weekly news highlights and information direct to all staff members’ inboxes, helping you stay up to date on education policy as well as providing a range of resources to widen your knowledge.




Innovation and Impact days

Throughout the year there will be an opportunity to visit member schools and see innovation and impact in action. Hosted and led by members of the SSAT primary advisory board, this is a great chance to visit, network, learn and share best practice. SSAT also works with some of the greatest academics and organisations to be involved in funded projects.

Find out more about innovation and impact days

Educational Outcomes Key Stage 2 database and Awards

SSAT’s unique performance analysis tool, combining official DfE and Ofsted sources into one database to show you performance data on your own school and how it compares to every state-funded school in the country. Compare your school to others locally and nationally, and measure your strengths and areas for development. You can also be recognised for your performance and progress at the annual SSAT Educational Outcomes Awards.

Find out more about Educational Outcomes

Framework for Exceptional Education (FfEE)

Developed with SSAT member schools, the Framework for Exceptional Education helps you to evaluate your practice, identify improvements and celebrate the great work you’re already doing. Use the framework across your whole school to facilitate ongoing school improvement as well as to develop specific departments and teams.

Find out more about FfEE primary


Student and Pupil Leadership Accreditation

Empower your pupils with our Student and Pupil Leadership Accreditation scheme – available to all members. This is an innovative way of formally recognising pupil leadership skills, encompassing all activities pupils are engaged in – whether it’s in the classroom, across the school or in the wider community.

Find out more about Student leadership accreditation

Showcase your school

Opportunities to share your school’s inspirational stories nationally through our weekly newsletter and regular articles in the national primary press.

Download case study ‘Each and every child’ – St Silas CE Primary School

Online collaboration

Engage with our professional online community to network with like-minded schools nationally, share ideas and achievements and receive answers to questions from your peers across the country as well as SSAT national experts.

Member-exclusive online area

Access our growing bank of publications and resources from your member-exclusive website, the Exchange, to turn innovative ideas into proven solutions for your school.

National Conference discounts

All primary members receive a discount on delegate places at the annual SSAT National Conference in December. Be inspired over two days by prestigious speakers and system leaders and a wide range of workshops, including policy updates and school-led sessions. You’ll also have the opportunity to network with peers at our drinks reception and an optional conference dinner.

Find out more about the SSAT National Conference 2018

CPD that works

SSAT’s CPD programmes are about delivering tangible outcomes through rigorous and purposeful training and development. Membership gives you extensive discounts on our range of programmes.

Find out more about CPD




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SSAT Primary Network Plus

Activities across the SSAT Primary Network are growing, and our school leaders are starting to work more with others locally and throughout the country, in groups and across phases. In response to this, we’re working to make the SSAT Primary Network membership offer more accessible than ever to all schools and groups across the system. We’re delighted to let you know that as a result we can now offer you a range of extended and enriched membership benefits.

SSAT Primary Network Plus membership is a new and exciting offer, available now. Once your school becomes a Primary Plus member, you will have access to some of the best opportunities from across the whole SSAT network and portfolio in addition to the standard

What’s included in SSAT Primary Network Plus membership?

Extended membership gives you access to:

  • 12 months SSAT Primary Network membership, including a range of benefits designed to help you to enhance your school improvement priorities (standard cost £399)
  • A place for one member of your staff on the SSAT’s Leadership Legacy Project (LLP), our exclusive year-long initiative to develop the skills and experience of the next generation of leaders (standard cost £500)
  • A two-day pass to attend SSAT’S National Conference, the flagship annual SSAT event bringing together leaders from across the system (standard Primary cost £300)
  • Termly print copies of the SSAT Journal, sharing outstanding practice, strategies and innovations from across the SSAT network

The SSAT Leadership Legacy Project 2018/19 is recruiting for a September 2018 start – become an SSAT Primary Network Plus member now to ensure you’re in time to submit your nomination.

SSAT Primary Network Plus membership costs £995 +VAT for schools who are not yet SSAT Primary Network members. If you are already a member, express your interest below to talk to us about upgrading your membership.

Register your interest below to take advantage of this unique and exclusive SSAT Primary Network membership offer.

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Success stories

For me, the great thing about being an involved member of the SSAT Primary Network, is the opportunity to meet leaders and visit schools who truly inspire, through their bespoke approaches to pedagogy, innovation and excellence, at all levels of school leadership. Developing networks with these people promotes deep continuing professional development and formation, which has real impact within our school.

Sacred Heart R.C. Primary 

We became SSAT members following our success as an SSAT Educational Outcomes Award winner. It was important to be recognised nationally for our hard work in the school community. Being part of this growing network as a headteacher, I then felt connected and up to date with the latest policy and research. There is something different about being part of the SSAT primary ‘movement’ with innovation and impact at the core.

Eastlands Primary School

Robin Hood Multi Academy Trust

Robin Hood has a long and rich history of working with SSAT to improve outcomes for children. As a multi academy trust we aim to be as outward facing as possible and work with like minded leaders and schools up and down the country. The strength of SSAT is in its ability to help link like minded schools along with the wonderful online presence and resources that it has. Our aim within Robin Hood MAT is to become world class and SSAT, with support of Jo Corrigan who leads the primary arm, are helping us in this pursuit of excellence.

Steve Taylor, Robin Hood MAT

Joining the SSAT Primary Network

Membership is for twelve months from the day you join and the annual membership fee is £399+VAT.

Or you can save £59 by joining for 24 months for just £739+VAT. Please indicate your preferred length of membership on the application form.

To join, get in touch with us by email or complete the application form below.
Primary Membership Application Form

If you have any questions, get in touch with us by email and one of our friendly team will give you a call to talk you through how membership works.


Become an SSAT Primary Network Plus member

SSAT Primary Network Plus membership costs £995+VAT for schools who are not yet SSAT Primary Network members. If you are already a member, express your interest below to talk to us about upgrading your membership.

Register your interest below to take advantage of this unique and exclusive SSAT Primary Network membership offer.

register your interest