SSAT is delighted to be launching Vision 2040 – an action-focused group of visionary headteachers and practitioners who will drive the Redesigning Schooling campaign to bring the shaping of education policy and futures back into the profession. 

Congratulations to Vision 2040 members (with links to short biographies) …

Jason Ashley – Redbridge Community School, Hampshire
Keven Bartle – Canons High School, London
Matt Bebbington – Wilmslow High School, Cheshire
Michael Bettles – Heathfield Community School, Somerset
Tony Billings – All Hallows Catholic College, Cheshire
Rob Carter – St Paul’s Catholic College, W Sussex
Philippa Edwards – Greensward Academy, Essex
Neil Hopkin – Peter’s Hill Primary School, London
Rachel Hudson – Neston High School, Cheshire
Mel Kirk and Colin Forrest-Charde – Perins School, Hampshire
Claire Lowe – Blackfield and Fawley Primary Schools, Hampshire
Mitch Moore– St Laurence’s Church of England (formerly Foleshill) Primary School, Coventry
Byron Parker and Tim Plumb – Woolwich Polytechnic School, London
Alex Quigley – Huntington School, York
Rosanna Raimato – Bradley Stoke School, Gloucestershire
Tom Sherrington CHAIR – King Edward VI Grammar School, Essex
Neil Strowger – Bohunt
Stephen Tierney– St Mary’s Catholic College, Blackpool
Mary Whitehead – Halstow Primary School, London

The page with all the biographies can be found here

A first meeting will be held in London on 21 May 2013 and will enable to Group to ..

  • Share feedback from the Redesigning Schooling symposia;
  • Gather additional views of colleagues (parents and students) on the Redesigning Schooling themes;
  • Explore a remit for the Group in relation to the Redesigning Schooling publication and toolkit;
  • Articulate a vision for the Group;
  • Articulate medium- and long-term goals.

Medium term aims 

  • To develop and collate research, both academic and practice-based;
  • To explore the nature and significance of impact measures;
  • To involve a wide group of school leaders, practitioners and students working towards the production of  further publications that articulate a coherent vision for 2040 schooling;
  • Maintain a focus on the things that matter and that make a difference at a fundamental level;
  • Contribute to the SSAT National Conference 2013 and 2014.

Draft vision statement

This is an action focused group to engage in research, share practice and involve other school leaders, practitioners and students in leading the agenda on education and schooling as we move to 2040.

Vision 2040 is a grassroots movement of SSAT members looking at what is possible and divorcing itself from the standard policy environment to look at routine day to day practice that makes measurable impact.

Vision 2040 is a consensus building mechanism; it assumes no authority as such and will have no illusions about being fully representative; however, the Group is designed to capture a range of views and perspectives and to actively seek the views of others.

Vision 2040 aims to collect and evaluate impact assessments of what works in schooling and how it works, in order to turn the thinking behind the redesigning schooling process into practical recommendations for school leaders and educators.

Vision 2040 focuses on what works in different contexts and we recognise that there are no panaceas.

Vision 2040 also seeks to describe forms of schooling that are truly transformational and inspiring.

Vision 2040 also aspires to explore how we can support the system in determining impact – in the classroom and across networks

  • How can Vision 2040 determine/assess/demonstrate impact of recommended practice?
  • How can Vision 2040 make networking / sharing /CPD  have greater impact?