Secondary Membership

Join the most established network of schools in the UK
SSAT’s Secondary Network is the most vibrant and longest-standing network of schools in the UK. With over 30 years of experience, our mission is to create opportunities for schools to collaborate and share knowledge, inspiration and best practice.

Your benefits at a glance:

  • Visit SSAT’s member-only online library of evidence informed publications and resources
  • Monthly webinars facilitated by SSAT experts and guest speakers
  • Utilise your school’s member conference pass
  • Nominate a teacher with leadership potential to participate free in SSAT’s Leadership Legacy Project
  • Recognise your students with SSAT’s Student Leadership Accreditation
  • Collaborate with other schools in the network and share your school successes nationally
  • Discounted rates on all SSAT CPD opportunities
  • And more…

What SSAT Membership gives you…

Drive forward whole-school improvement using member-exclusive resources

  • Engage with the SSAT Framework for Exceptional Education, a school improvement tool to review and evaluate practice at school or department level, identifying strengths and areas for improvement
  • Use SSAT’s Four Pillars of Curriculum Design to enable middle and senior leaders to respond to key questions about curriculum intent, content, delivery and experience
  • Highlight your commitment to positive, meaningful engagement with parents and students using our Parent Partnership and Student Leadership audit tools
  • Get access to tools and guidance such as SSAT’s Educational Outcomes database and benchmark your school’s performance against other schools nationally while identifying gaps for improvement

Take advantage of unique opportunities to develop staff at different stages in their career, strengthening your retention strategy and succession planning

  • Encourage all staff undertaking their first few years in teaching to participate in the launch of our exciting new SSAT Early Career Teacher Inspirations live, online series with opportunities to participate in further developmental
  • Nominate a recently qualified teacher with leadership potential to participate in SSAT’s SSAT’s Leadership Legacy Project, supporting their leadership development while shaping their vision and principles
  • Enhance the range of development opportunities for senior leaders by involving them in member-exclusive webinars and other online activity
  • Encourage your senior staff to be inspired, network and learn from other schools and leaders by utilising your school’s member conference pass
  • Get exclusive access to discounted rates on all SSAT CPD opportunities to support school improvement

Keep up to date with and make sense of changes to policy and practice; explore solutions that can work in your context

  • Ensure all staff receive and have the opportunity to contribute to SSAT’s weekly Sunday Supplement and termly SSAT Journal, both full of thought-provoking blogs and articles, valuable insights and practical tips which help teachers and leaders navigate an ever-changing educational landscape
  • Visit SSAT’s member-only online library of evidence informed publications and practical resources, available to all colleagues to help you find the inspiration needed to innovate
  • Join monthly webinars facilitated by SSAT experts and guest speakers. These provide updates and guidance on topical educational news, policy and practice and explore school improvement solutions suited to your context

Give your students and teachers the formal recognition they deserve for the contributions they make to your school community

  • Give your students the formal recognition they deserve with SSAT’s Student Leadership Accreditation scheme, offering a way to give structure and recognition to your learners’ leadership activities both in and outside of school
  • Nominate a colleague as an SSAT School Hero each week, where SSAT will send an e-postcard in recognition of a contribution made to the school community
  • Praise a student’s efforts with an SSAT Student Hero of the Term certificate towards the end of each half term
  • Collaborate with other schools in the network and share your school successes nationally by contributing to SSAT events and activities and have your achievements recognised through the SSAT network

Contribute to discussions on national issues that affect our schools, students and teachers

  • Get ongoing access to various email and online forums, webinars, discussion dinners, roundtable discussions, Q&A sessions with policy makers and thought leaders, and publications.
  • Stay connected to the issues that matter as we continue to work with influential organisations, charities and individuals such as Rt Hon David Lammy MP, patron of SSAT’s Deep Social Justice campaign

Messages from our Members

“SSAT’s system knowledge is unrivalled. They have such a breadth of knowledge from all the different schools they have worked with and visited.”

Stephen Tierney, Former CEO, Blessed Edward Bamber Multi-Academy Trust

“SSAT always adopt a principled approach to school leadership.”

Mark Wignall, Headteacher, Downlands Community School

“SSAT’s approach to principled curriculum design made us think deeply about our curriculum, helping us pave our way to improvement one thoughtful question at a time.”

Michael Todd, Deputy Headteacher, Bishop Thomas Grant Catholic Secondary School

“SSAT’s accreditation routes for students are powerful tools that encourage students to participate knowing that their activities will be accredited by an external body, instilling a real sense of pride and achievement and inspiring others to take part in the programme.”

Esther Holland, Headteacher, Central Foundation Girls’ School

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Apply today

Decided that SSAT Membership meets your needs? Then applying couldn’t be easier.

Our simple membership fees of £1595 per annum are all encompassing and gives you full free access to all resources and events including discounted fees for major conferences and events throughout the year.

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… or make an enquiry

Undecided? Don’t worry, our dedicated team are here to answer all your questions. Whether you’re a school or part of a MAT we have a range of offers that will meet your needs.

Simply call us on +44 207 802 0955 for further details.

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