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.

Brand new exclusive benefits for 2022

New CPD Programme: Middle Leadership programme
Support the development of one middle leader or aspiring middle leader in your school with one FREE place on SSAT’s member-exclusive programme.

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New CPD Programme: Aspirant Headteachers programme
Unlock and enhance the full leadership potential of one of your senior leaders with one FREE place on SSAT’s member-exclusive programme for aspiring headteachers.

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Your benefits at a glance:

  • Visit SSAT’s member-only online library of evidence informed publications, tools, and resources
  • Participate in termly webinars facilitated by SSAT experts and guest speakers
  • Use your school’s member conference pass to get inspiration and learn from other schools and experts
  • Develop the potential of a teacher with leadership potential as part of SSAT’s Leadership Legacy Project
  • Support the development of a middle leader with SSAT’s Middle Leadership programme
  • Enhance the leadership potential of a senior leader with SSAT’s Aspirant Headteachers programme
  • Recognise your students’ leadership development with SSAT’s Student Leadership Accreditation
  • Collaborate with other schools in the network and share your school successes nationally
  • Access discounted rates on all additional SSAT CPD opportunities
  • And more…

What SSAT Membership gives you…

Drive forward whole-school improvement using member-exclusive resources

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

  • NEW: Support the development of one middle leader or aspiring middle leader in your school through SSAT’s member-exclusive Middle Leadership programme
  • NEW: Unlock and enhance the full leadership potential of one of your senior leaders through SSAT’s member-exclusive Aspirant Headteachers programme
  • Nominate a recently qualified teacher with leadership potential to participate in SSAT’s Leadership Legacy Project, supporting their leadership development over the course of a year while shaping their vision and principles
  • Enhance the range of development opportunities for leaders and teachers by involving them in member-exclusive webinars led by member schools, SSAT Education Leads and partner organisations
  • Get exclusive access to discounted rates on all additional 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 to navigate in 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 termly webinars facilitated by SSAT experts and guest speakers, with updates and guidance on topical educational news, policy and practice while exploring school improvement solutions suited to your context
  • Encourage your senior staff to be inspired, network and learn from other schools and experts by using your school’s member conference pass

Formally recognise students and teachers 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
  • 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, publications, webinars, roundtable discussions, and Q&A sessions with policy makers and thought leaders.
  • 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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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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