The answer, of course, is that there’s no either/or. A truly outstanding school needs leaders and teachers who are pragmatic and visionary, short term and long term, focuses on accountability but fundamentally student-led too – and excited by the new freedoms in curriculum design, management and teaching and learning afforded by the education reforms.
SSAT’s membership and professional development programmes help you achieve this balance. They offer practical, schools-led advice for succeeding at Ofsted, and raising attainment levels, but they also have the classic SSAT ‘ extra ingredients’: long-term vision, a pioneering commitment to student leadership, insights into the latest research and innovative practice and, above all, the challenge that comes from collaborating with other school and teachers.”
Michael particularly focussed on the future of education. It was met with resounding applause and we are so proud of the effort and confidence with which Michael met the task.