FOXFIELD REMAINS 'OUTSTANDING'
On the 28th January the school was visited by a team of external reviewers from Challenge Partners, a group that we invite in every year to carry out a collaborative peer to peer review of our school. Our visitors were a group of 4 reviewers made up of an Ofsted Inspector, a Headteacher, a Deputy Headteacher and a senior leader from schools based all over the country.
I am absolutely delighted to report that after two vigorous days of observations across all subjects, and reviewing our data outcomes results, self-evaluation and School Improvement Plan, our visitors confirmed our belief that Foxfield remains an ‘Outstanding’ school. Our Global Design - Global Curriculum was held up as an ‘Area of Excellence’ and an example for other schools who may wish to seek support in these areas.
Most pleasing of all was the complimentary things said by our visitors about our pupils. The review team remarked that pupils at Foxfield were excited to share their learning and very articulate.
What is Challenge Partners?
Challenge Partners enables collaboration between schools to enhance the life chances of all children in an ever-changing world
Challenge Partners offers a range of programmes. Each of them is based on a collaborative approach and aims to tackle specific issues. They are grounded on the evidence of what works, regular feedback and quality assurance, and collective learning.
By becoming a member we benefit from being part of a national community of schols and having access to a members' area which contains a bank of resources such as case studies of practice.
They also offer:
A collaborative network of over 350 schools nationally, organised into regional hubs, through which bespoke programmes that enable all schools to improve are delivered. Schools in the Network of Excellence take part in annual QA reviews and are supported to find collaborative solutions to challenges they are facing. The QA Review is an externally validated professionally-led peer review model focused on teaching and learning. Find out more.
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