SEND Developmental Peer Review

Challenge Partners is excited to launch a pilot SEND Peer Review programme, for schools who would like to focus on enhancing provision and outcomes for pupils with SEND. Schools are brought together in trios to support, challenge and share expertise, working through a rigorous self-evaluation, in-school review days and whole cohort events.

Who is it for?

Schools who would like to examine their practice and provision for their pupils with SEND, celebrate areas of strength, and push forward areas for development. These schools are also prepared to welcome challenge from their peers and are confident that they have the leadership capacity to engage with the programme and make progress.

Key benefits


Training and access to the EvaluateMySchool platform, to identify a baseline to work from and clear areas for development

Expert matching

Create trusting and supportive pairs to exchange knowledge and to build strong, lasting networks

Peer review days

Build social capital with peers and provide honest and insightful feedback on your self-evaluation, also an opportunity to collaborate and co-create solutions


Each stage of the programme is designed to push forward practice and provision, including a written action plan and post-programme follow up

Lead Facilitator opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for experienced leaders to join the exclusive network of expert Lead Facilitators on this innovative new programme. This is a chance to play a pivotal role in transforming mainstream school provision for students with SEND.

You’ll benefit from: being part of an exclusive network of like-minded experts; the chance to work with and learn from SEND practitioners in a range of settings; and access unique training and development to support your growth as a SEND system leader. You’ll receive a stipend to cover your time commitment and travel expenses, acknowledging the value of your dedication to this pioneering programme.