What our partners say


"Being a member of Challenge Partners ensures you are outward facing and supports improvement, as well as developing local collaboration."

Beryce Nixon, CEO - Exceed Learning Partnership

"What has immediately struck me about Challenge Partners’ Trust Leaders Network, has been the presence of that professional trust and the genuine willingness to share the collective wisdom of the group. These are two things we all of course value in the school led areas of Challenge Partners, and I’ve been impressed at how quickly that same ethos has developed amongst a group of leaders, many of whom are new to the Challenge Partners community."

Phil Hedger, CEO, Leo Academy Trust

Growth and development

"Our work with Challenge Partners at Aspire Hub has helped our schools and our leaders to grow in many ways. They have grown in knowledge, in confidence and benefited enormously from being outward facing, learning from other strong schools and their talented creative leaders."

Karen Bramwell, CEO - Forward As One CE Multi Academy Trust

Support network

"With Challenge Partners what you know is that you have real trust, integrity, high quality reviews and that they are not just leaving you with a list of questions. They are actually providing you with support. It is the start of a discussion and a roadmap to where you may be able to find some of those answer with support of the Challenge Partners family."

Tesca Bennet, Executive Principal - Haberdashers' Aske's Federation

"Challenge Partners has supported us in improving our practice across the school. It reaffirmed what we know and thus allowed us to prioritise for the future."  

Candise Lazare, Assistant Headteacher - Alperton Community School

Quality Assurance Review

"The Quality Assurance Review (QAR) gives the academy an external review from professionals that are new to the academy. They have no prior knowledge or understanding of the place. Also, the CPD the senior team have when they attend reviews in other schools is extremely valuable."

Deamonn Hewett-Dale, Headteacher - The Flying Bull Academy

"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 PP/SEND."

Jasmine French, reviewer - Edenthorpe Hall Primary

"So impressed with how CP has so rapidly become a distance learning platform of such quality and slickness!"

Kate Frood, Headteacher, Eleanor Palmer School

"[Online meetings are] very inspirational, excited to be a part of Challenge Partners, gave me a bit of renewed optimism in these difficult times."

Lisa Almunshi, headteacher, Rossington Torndedale Infant School



Nicki Hyde -Boughey, Headteacher - Claremont High School