Quality Assurance Review

"I thoroughly enjoyed the review process. It was the best CPD I have ever had. The experience from start to finish was rigorous and challenging and it developed my leadership skills in many ways, such as: data analysis, challenging conversations, formal observations and leadership of Pupil Premium/SEND." - Jasmine French, reviewer at Edenthorpe Hall Primary, Doncaster

The Quality Assurance (QA) Review

Honest and insightful conversations driving school improvement. The Quality Assurance Review is central to Challenge Partners’ school improvement work. Our quality assurance and assessment is built around this professional peer-led review with its laser focus on teaching and learning, curriculum and outcomes, and leadership at all levels.

The reviewers and the school’s senior leaders team up to examine where the school currently is and where it is heading, as they jointly identify areas for development and look at key challenges for the coming year.

On this programme, each school hosts an annual review, and reciprocates by sending their headteacher and senior leaders to review other schools in the network. This process provides continuing professional development (CPD) for all leaders involved. All those involved are trained by Challenge Partners prior to their first review and each team is guided and supported by an expert lead reviewer.

Quality Assurance Review offers schools

  • An initial audit on joining Challenge Partners
  • An annual or biennial audit as part of their evaluation cycle
  • Scrutiny of their own self-evaluation
  • Challenge for the forthcoming year
  • Development opportunities for senior staff
  • Accreditation of areas of excellent practice to share with the network

Getting the most from the review - what happens next

The review report is shared with the Central Team and the relevant Hub Manager to enable follow-on support.

Who is it for?

The QA Review is for headteachers and senior leaders from schools in the Network of Excellence.

Multiple gains

Independent evaluation found that our review offers multiple gains. Read more in the Impact section here

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