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April 2021

SSAT SEND Webinar – What does provision look like for young people when they leave you?

April 20 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Understanding the benefits and issues with setting up post-19 provision can be a challenge and Paul Silvester, Headteacher at Newman School will take you through that. During his webinar, Paul highlights what questions need to be taken into consideration when proposing special and/or through-school post-19 provision, including the benefits associated with having a strong supported internship programme. Paul will demonstrate how as a school, you can organise a separate 19-25 college – in terms of: Accounts and registration Links to…

SSAT Policy Update – April 2021

April 21 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Alex Galvin and Sylvia King, senior education leads at SSAT, at the first free summer term SSAT member-exclusive webinar, for discussion of the latest educational policy developments which affect us all. The webinar will consider what we know so far and what questions we still have. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have and there will be a chance to share with colleagues in the network how you and your teams are leading…

SSAT Summer Series – What now for learners?

April 29 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This first event in the summer series places our children at the heart of our thinking, discussion, and commitment to action, as we come together to focus on and explore answers to the question: “What must be in place to close the learning and achievement gap compounded by disadvantage and the pandemic?” Inputs from our three influential speakers will enable us to surface and collectively address issues that affect the learning and development of our children. The insights of our…

Ofsted inspections under the EIF: A primary subject leader’s experience

April 29 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Ofsted’s Education Inspection Framework, quite rightly, values a broad and balanced primary curriculum. Inspections now are shining the spotlight on a school’s curriculum offer when considering the ‘quality of education’ for its pupils. While we all would agree with the rationale behind the change of focus in the latest framework, the introduction of ‘deep dives’ mean that teachers who lead subjects from across the whole curriculum may be asked to speak to an inspector about their subject’s intent, implementation and…

May 2021

Curriculum planning – from principles to practice

May 05 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

SSAT Effective primary subject leadership programme launch

May 12 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

SSAT Leaders for the Future franchise

May 18 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

SSAT SEND Webinar – Making the best use of TAs

May 18 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Hosted by Tracy Gardinar, Deputy Headteacher, Fitzwaryn School, this webinar will be based on how they are reviewing and applying the 7 recommendations for making the best use of TAs that came from the EEF Guidance Report. Fitzwaryn School have established a TA Development Group, which includes teachers, HLTAs, TAs and a member of SLT, that meet termly to review their current position and consider how the recommendations can be effectively applied in the context of a Special School. They…

Stepping up to Senior Leadership franchise

May 25 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

SSAT Summer Series 2021 – What now for assessment?

May 26 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Effective ways of assessing children at every stage of their learning has always been much debated. Cancellation of SATS and public exams, and discussion around trusting the judgement of teachers and leaders with submission of centre assessed grades have resulted in wide discussion about what rigourous, meaningful assessment should look like in the future. In this event we hear from leading researchers and thought leaders on assessment and from headteachers in the network.

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