QAR - 13th November 2019
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, which enables practitioners to have deep conversations about the quality of learning in the school being reviewed. All evaluations are agreed between the school and the review team as part of an ongoing professional dialogue that seeks to unpick and articulate practice. Review reports are a successful summary of conversations between peers during three days spent in school. By nature of being a collaborative peer review, the QA Review is different from other external inspections. The review does not evaluate safeguarding. It’s estimates do not directly compare to the judgements of an Ofsted inspection.