Challenge Partners is a practitioner-led national network of schools that improves school performance through peer-to-peer challenge and knowledge sharing. Each school in Challenge Partners receives an annual Quality Assurance (QA) Review. The QA Review is a peer review involving senior leaders from other schools in the partnership. The review has a whole school remit and focuses on teaching and learning, which enables practitioners to have deep conversations about the quality of teaching the school.
All outcomes are agreed by the school and the review team.
The QA Review is different from other external inspections and has a focus mainly on teaching and learning. The outcomes are not directly comparable to an Ofsted inspection.