Specialist Schools & Academies Trust: case study template
Title Something snappy yet
What is the project? Outline the project in 1-2
Key objectives Why was the project
Actions taken Tell the story.
Describe how you
planned and carried out
Evidence of success Describe the benefits.
Did it meet its
Impact on pupils
Impact on the
What did and didn’t Relate aspects of the
work project which did and
didn’t work and possible
Consider the barriers and
challenges to the project.
The future Is the project being
developed or continued?
What changes are you
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Other information Other information you
consider important to the
Does your case We would love to hear if
6 months the project develops
study need to be
revisited? 1 year further.
If you tick one of the
2 years boxes we will get in touch
at the appropriate time to
discuss updating this case
study – but you will be
under no obligation to
Did you work with a If so, please provide
member of the Trust details – it helps if we
staff? have any queries about
Was a sponsor Please give details of any
involved in this sponsor involvement.
Context of school Include details such as
age range, school type,
catchment and, if
Contact at school
Please email this form to email@example.com
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1. Writing a good case study:
The purpose of the case study is to disseminate good practice and share valuable
lessons across the network of affiliated schools. Case studies are published on the
Specialist Schools & Academies Trust (The Trust) schools network website:
www.schoolsnetwork.org.uk and other sites as appropriate.
A good case study will contain enough information about the context and focus of
activity to be meaningful to an outside audience
In order to be useful to other schools it should be objective
The report needs to ‘travel’ beyond the school itself so only include stand-alone
information and be aware of your reading audience
The case study should be between 600-800 words
Try to stick to the template format but do not worry if you cannot complete all
The Web Editor and education specialists at the Trust will review all case studies
to ensure they meet the criteria
2. Legal requirements:
Consent from individuals mentioned:
In order to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 we need consent from individuals
mentioned in a case study, or appearing in photographs / video before uploading that
case study on our website. There are consent forms available for people under 16 and
If you are a school / organisation working directly with the Trust’s web team you
may request these from the firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a school / organisation working with a Trust member of staff (for
example, Regional Coordinator) they will be able to advise on forms required
3. Using graphics:
If you would like to include graphics with the case studies please do not embed them in a
document – send them as separate files (logos as gif files and photos as jpg files).
If you have been asked to write the case study by a someone working for SSAT please
send the file to them.
However, if you are sending the case study independently please send the files to the
Web Editor - email@example.com, with details of your school name, case study
description and descriptions about the pictures.
Please also ensure you have read and complied with the legal requirements for
photographs given in section 2.
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