Southgate School

Professional Networks

Challenge Partners

Southgate School has recently become a hub leader in the Challenge Partnership – a group of over 300 schools distributed throughout England which believes that the route to school improvement lies in a collaborative approach between schools.

Members of Challenge Partners commit to

•Increase our students’ performance – Improve outcomes in public examinations at a rate considerably higher than the national average.

•Create more outstanding schools – Increase the number of Partner schools that are outstanding and meet the Teaching School criteria.

•Enable all schools to improve – Improve schools’ Ofsted rating and National College school-to-school work designation at a considerably higher rate than the national average. We aim to ensure all our teachers are at least good.

•Develop a world class, self-improving and sustainable system – develop internationally the concept of effective collaborative learning between schools and contribute to national research and policy making.

For further information about joining our Challenge Partners hub please contact: Rosemarie Little via email at

For further information about Challenge Partners go to:

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