Network of Excellence

All schools and trusts who partner with Challenge Partners at any level benefit from our national Network of Excellence. 

This knowledge-sharing space brings opportunities to hear about leading practice and find peer support for sustainable school improvement. It includes access to a programme of inspiring speakers from the education sector and beyond, addressing topical and enduring themes.

The Network of Excellence includes:

National Network Conferences

Bringing the whole network together to hear from expert speakers on current and strategically significant topics, ask questions and discuss challenges, and learn from peers sharing excellent practice

Sharing Leading Practice events

Partner schools present their own areas of excellence virtually or in person, sharing their journey and key decision points so practitioners can understand how they might replicate or adapt it in their own context

Exclusive website Partners Area

A rich knowledge exchange hub where partners can enjoy curated resources, partner school blogs, webinars and key programme documents

Areas of Excellence

Our online directory of expertise and contacts allows you to find and connect with leaders in schools with specific areas of excellence you’d like to explore and apply to your own context

Regular newsletter

Sent to all partner schools to share knowledge, resources and news of upcoming events

How to join the Network of Excellence

There are 3 ways you can join the Network of Excellence:

Gateway to Partnership

At any time throughout the year via our Gateway to Partnership subscription

Network Partnership

At any time throughout the academic year as a Network Partner alongside joining a network, with a pro-rata fee based on when you join

Full Partnership

As a Full Partner from September 2024 alongside a school improvement programme