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Challenge Partners

Challenge Partners is an education charity, led by practitioners, through which schools collaborate to improve each other and the education system as a whole, so all children benefit.


They work with schools across the country, and focus on school improvement, leadership development and knowledge exchange. Their programmes are grounded in evidence of what works, regular quality assurance, and sharing the collective wisdom in our schools. 


Challenge Partners believes that the best way to enhance the life chances of all children is to enable collaboration between schools to combine their wisdom.


In practice this means that senior leaders visit partnership schools across the country to review their provision.  This process provides valuable continuous professional development for the visiting reviewers and the host school. 


Schools are grouped into several ‘hubs’ across the country. We are part of the Aylesbury Hub which is made up of primary and secondary schools from across the county. Within the hub senior and middle leaders have the opportunity to collaborate on projects within each other’s schools. Several of our senior and middle leaders have also benefited from coaching and other leadership training.


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