Network of Excellence

Progress towards our Network of Excellence aims

Aim 1: Improve pupils' examination results at a rate above the national average and accelerate the progress of the disadvantaged

Aim 2: Enable all schools to improve at a rate above the national average

Aim 3: Create more national leaders and outstanding schools that fulfil the Teaching School criteria

We seek to increase the capacity of the Partnership by supporting the accreditation of outstanding individuals, schools and practices. This enables more leaders to undertake school-to-school work and for everyone to access the available best practice. 

Aim 4: Develop a self-improving and sustainable system that contributes to national research and policy-making

We have continued to enhance our approach to systemic leadership development as well as contributing to publications which set out the methodology underpinning our approach and being the focus of an independent analysis of the review process:

  • Published in partnership with LKMco, Building The Leadership Pool in London Schools examines what support is needed to build effective and sustainable leadership​
  • Multiple Gains is an independent evaluation of the QA Review, published by the Institute of Education, that analyses the effectiveness of Challenge Partners’ peer review system
  • Assessment in Special Schools and AP settings, co-written by Challenge Partners special schools and AP academies sets out the core principles underpinning the most effective examples of assessment practice
  • Responded to the DfE consultation Intervening in Failing, Underperforming and Coasting Schools
  • In addition, several Challenge Partners headteachers have been elected to national leadership positions, such as the Teaching Schools Council and Headteacher Boards

For more information on our progress towards our aims, please read our 

Annual report 2018

Annual report 2017

Annual report 2016