Who are we?
We are the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (SSAT), an independent, not-for-profit membership organisation dedicated to raising levels of achievement in education. We have a membership of over 5,600 schools and organisations. We are a registered charity. 

What do we do?
We work with headteachers, teachers and students to encourage them to develop and share new and effective teaching and learning practice, and to improve schools to raise standards and levels of achievement. In practice, headteachers and teachers design, lead and deliver our work, and continue to develop what we do. 
You can find out more about the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust via our website: http://www.ssatrust.org.uk

Why are we involved?
Our Data Enabler programme reaches a significant proportion of England's secondary schools. This work enables us to engage in next and best practice in the use of data to raise standards. Our work has been internationally recognised as a centre of Data Excellence and we are keen to share and learn from others. To learn more about the programme visit http://www.ssatrust.org.uk/dataenabler

Colin Logan, Specialist Schools and Academies Trust

Colin Logan has recently joined the SSAT as the Head of Data. Prior to joining the SSAT, Colin worked for the National Strategies providing support to schools on the use of school performance data. Colin will now lead on the Data Enabler programme where over 1,400 schools have engaged in our on-line toolkit allowing schools to make sense of their own data through the use of national benchmarks. Colin specialises in data handling and school improvement.

John Spradbery, Specialist Schools and Academies Trust

John’s senior leadership experience includes three deputy headships (in disadvantaged, multi-ethnic and affluent rural areas) and the headship of a high school in a large market town. In recent years John has worked as a senior adviser and as an independent consultant, mostly with the SSAT, contributing to their regional conferences and providing in-school consultancy as part of the Data Enabler programme.