Challenge Partners’ Quality Assurance Review

Challenge Partners’ quality assurance is built around the QA Review, a professionally-led peer review focused on teaching and learning. The review identifies areas of strength as well as areas for development, bringing key challenges to schools for the coming year and providing Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for all participants. It is a joint exercise between the review team and the school. All activities include a member of the school working alongside the reviewers. This approach enables honest and open conversations about. 

We last had a Challenge Partners QAR in June 2021. Some quotes from the 2021 review report

"Lessons throughout the school are characterised by high levels of engagement by pupils and seamless teamwork in class teaching teams."

"Staff rose to the challenge of providing high quality online learning during the lockdowns. They developed and refined their practice highly effectively so that in the second lockdown pupils’ progress was maintained and there was little loss of learning."

"Support staff echo, model and target pupils’ engagement to ensure they are able to access exploration and experience. Staff do this patiently and persistently so that where possible children are able to make meaningful choices in their learning."

"The therapy team work seamlessly with class staff to ensure that therapy integrated into learning activities."

Click to review the June 2021 review in full


We are pleased to inform you that our school was evaluated as a LEADING school in the March 2020 review. Some quotes from the review..

"Staff know individual pupils really well and are highly skilled at supporting them in their emotional development. Staff enable pupils to learn how to self-regulate their reactions and behaviours to various stimuli and stresses."

"Leaders and all staff hold to the school vision that it ‘takes a village to raise a child’."

"Teachers are skilled, imaginative and creative in providing well-planned learning opportunities for pupils on all pathways."

Click to review the March 2020 review in full