Challenge Partners


On the 3rd February 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.

We are 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.  Foxfield was evaluated as ‘Leading’.   We also submitted an These an area of excellence for High Quality teaching sequences and learning journeys in English and maths to enable depth for all children.  This was accepted by the team and will now provide an example for other schools who may wish to seek support in these areas.  Please click on the link to the left to read the report.

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 schools and having access to a members' area which contains a bank of resources such as case studies of practice. 

They also offer:

The Network of Excellence

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

To be directed to the Challenge Partners website please click here