Challenge Partners is an education charity, led by practitioners, through which schools collaborate to improve each other and the education system as a whole, so all children benefit. Their programmes are grounded in evidence of what works, regular quality assurance, and sharing the collective wisdom in their schools.
All schools and trusts within our partnership join our National Network of Excellence. For more information please follow this link to their website: Challenge Partners
The Ash Field Challenge Partners Hub includes eight unique, diverse and amazing specialist schools. Within these schools there is a wealth of skills and knowledge as well as a commitment to working in collaboration with each other and with mainstream and specialist colleagues across the locality, region, nationally and internationally.
- Children's Hospital School - Leicester
- Ellesmere College - Leicester
- Leicester City Primary PRU - Leicester
- Millgate School - Leicester
- Nether Hall School - Leicester
- Oaklands School - Leicester
- West Gate School - Leicester
- Ash Field Academy - Leicester - Challenge Partners Lead Hub School
As part of of our strategic vision, the schools in the Ash Field Hub are working together on providing outstanding leadership in all of our schools across the Hub. Specifically, we train our leaders to be reflective practitioners who can promote discussion, challenge and best practice around the articulation of curriculum and provision for learners with SEND.
Our Hub priorities for 23.24 intend to develop and promote the confidence and competence levels of leaders during CP Quality Assurance Reviews, contributing to an increase of Hub schools putting an 'Area of Excellence' forward within the next 24 months.
Our Hub activity this year consists of:
Similar to a CP QAR however these QARs take place between our Hub Schools. Peer Review teams are made up of a senior leader, middle leader and teacher.
SIDD days are a real opportunity for leadership at all levels to be reflective practitioners and gain insight into best practice in a fellow hub school which they can then share and possibly implement in their own school.
Assistant Exchange Programme
Each Hub school hosts TAs from fellow hub schools
to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding of best practice in a fellow hub school which they can then share in their own school.
Each Hub school is represented by one senior leader in SLG. The group collaborative explores and shares best practice around the (23.24) themes of:
The SIDD, TA Exchange Days and Safeguarding Reviews are organised through this group as well.
If you are interested in joining Challenge Partners please don't hesitate to contact us on 0116 273 7151.
Challenge Partners Ash Field Hub Senior Partner: Tracey Lawrence
Challenge Partner Ash Field Hub Manager: Ellen Croft