Partner with us for school improvement and leadership development

Our flexible partnership model enables schools and trusts to join at a level which suits them, and benefit from a range of programmes and networks, so that more children enjoy an excellent education in a Challenge Partner school.

All partner schools automatically join our peer-led Network of Excellence through which school and trust leaders network, collaborate, discuss challenges, share excellent practice and offer peer support, for sustainable school improvement.

Below we detail our partnership offer for schools. You can also find out about our offer for trusts here.

If you have any questions and or would like to find out more please:

Join us at an Introduction to Challenge Partners event,

email [email protected].org or,

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Full Partnership

Participation in our national Network of Excellence

Participation in one of our school improvement programmes:

Plus

  • Local hub collaboration 

  • Free ticket to National Conference (and 50% discount on extra tickets)

  • 35% discount with evaluation charity ImpactEd

Or for those not yet ready to become full partners, you can join as:

Network Partners

Our national Network of Excellence 

Participation in either:  

 Plus:

Network of Excellence, for all partners, includes:

  • Sharing Leading Practice events, digital or hosted by schools. See accredited excellent practice with the opportunity to follow-up and collaborate in depth

  • National Network Meetings inspiring speakers, opportunity to discuss challenges, share expert practice

  • Masterclasses on live/strategically significant topics

  • Excellence for Everyone - online CPD resources and tools to support better outcomes for disadvantaged pupils

  • Exclusive website - curated knowledge exchange resources, partner school blogs, webinars and more

  • School Support Directory - our online directory of expertise and contacts

  • Regular newsletter sharing knowledge, resources and news of upcoming events

Further details and pricing:

Full Partnership 

For

Price

  • Quality Assurance Review: robust expert-led peer audit of school leadership, provision and outcomes.

Headteacher, Senior Leaders, Middle Leaders

For schools: £7.35 per pupil capped at £8,800; Min fee £3,150 

 

Special arrangements available for mainstream schools and AP settings of 150 pupils or fewer

Multi-year discounts available

  • Virtual Leadership Quality Assurance Review: robust virtual audit of school needs with leadership focus, peer challenge, and support to inform school improvement.

Headteacher, Senior Leaders, Middle Leaders

  • Growing the Top: for stand-out schools looking to push the boundaries of already excellent performance.

Headteacher, Deputy of Outstanding school

  • Extending Leading Practice: an individual and joint school improvement journey through an in-school project, school visit days and input from researchers and other sectors.

Headteacher, Deputy of Good or Outstanding school

  • Local hub collaboration: led by Senior Partner, with funded activity on shared priorities and relationship manager.

Headteachers, SLT, Middle Leaders

 

Add on options (extra fee):

  • Additional programmes

  • Regional Headteachers’ Networks: small relational networks of heads which pivot around school visits facilitating knowledge sharing, leadership development and peer support.

 

Programme £1,500

Network £1,000

 

Network Partners

For 

Price

  • Regional Headteachers’ Networks: small relational networks of heads which pivot around school visits facilitating knowledge sharing, leadership development and peer support.

Heads of similar schools, outside London

All schools: £3.00 per pupil capped at £4,500, minimum fee £2,000.

 

  • Local hub collaboration: led by Senior Partner, with funded activity on shared priorities and relationship manager.

Headteachers, SLT, Middle Leaders

  • Additional network can be added, for a fee.

 

£1,000

 

Join us! Please email us to find out more: [email protected] Or sign up here for our newsletter. Or download a copy of our partnership overview for schools or for trusts

Find out more in this video from Nicki Hyde-Boughey, Headteacher of Claremont High School and Executive Head of Chrysalis Multi-AcademyTrust, about the ways they benefit from working with other schools through Challenge Partners. 
 
 
Or you may want to watch the Introduction to Challenge Partners webinar which was filmed on the 26 May 2021