Our Sharing Leading Practice events enable school leaders to immerse themselves in the context and practice of another Challenge Partners school with expertise in a specific area, phase or subject. 

Follow the links below to access the knowledge, resources and recordings from recently held webinars.

If you have an area of excellence or you're developing exciting and innovative practice and would like to share your work, please let us know! We are very keen to host more virtual sessions on an array of diverse and interesting topics. Contact rebecca.pell@challengepartners.org for further information - we would love to hear from you.


Previous events:


Practical tips and strategies to support children and families beyond the school gate

Folake Agbaniyaka from Weald Rise Primary School discusses some practical tips for supporting students and families outside and beyond the school gate.

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Developing a Culture of Success

Barnhill Community High School shares a range of strategies they use which have led to excellent progress for their students, especially the most disadvantages

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HERE


Healthy Minds Curriculum

Sophie Antwi shares her school's Healthy Minds Curriculum and explains why it is so important for them to include it as part of the curriculum.

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Top Tips for Using Microsoft Teams

Shalina Patel shares her top tips for using Microsoft Teams for online learning, as well as many other useful tools to use as we move back into in-person learning.

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HERE



Developing a Mentally Healthy School

Hear from Michael Eggleton and Dan Huxley, Headteacher and Assistant Headteacher at Charles Dickens Primary School as they discuss the importance of mental health 

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The Importance of the Performing Arts Curriculum

Hear from Melanie Hoare, Assistant Head and Director of Arts at Heathfield Community School, about their Performing Arts Curriculum.

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Blended Remote Learning

This session looks at Lampton Schools' approaches to blended learning, led by Mike Bates and Johnnie Pavey.

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HERE



Creating a Culture of Challenge

Hear from Samantha Saville, Headteacher of Ashton Keynes CofE Primary School, about the culture of challenge that drives everything within their school.

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HERE



Developing Remote Learning

Hear from Greg Scott of Manor Leas Junior School about their approach to remote learning.

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HERE



Championing Best Practice for Children with Autism

Hear from Sarah Osborne, Sally Bott and Ingrid Spencer about their work for children with Autism at Oaklands School 

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Driving Inclusion from the Middle

This session covers Mulberry Academy Shoreditch's journey in building a strong middle leadership team that drives inclusive practice in all areas.

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Designing a Curriculum by Ash Field Academy

Jess Renner, Vice Principal at Ash Field Academy, in charge of Teaching, Learning, Curriculum and Assessment discusses the rationale behind Ash Field's curriculum, and how they went about creating this, in order to meet the specific needs of the students.

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Raising Aspirations Through Music at Mounts Bay Academy

Join colleagues from Mounts Bay Academy's multi-award winning music department to see how they have created and implemented a unique and inclusive curriculum (and their own record label - Qube Records) to transform the culture and raise aspirations across their entire school.

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The Fetch Me a Pen Project at Mulberry School for Girls

Daniel Ingham, Lead Practitioner in English and Fetch Me a Pen Project Coordinator at Mulberry School for Girls, discusses how the project helps to improve secondary teacher and student knowledge, confidence, skills and practice around academic literacy, with a particular focus on writing. This presentation shares the project’s vision and journey, and includes practical approaches and strategies to support students’ writing for use in classrooms, within subject areas and across whole schools.

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HERE


Early Years Foundation Stage at Pickhurst Infant Academy

Hear how Pickhurst Infant Academy staff provide a personalised curriculum that has impacted on gender gaps in speaking, reading, writing and maths at the end of EYFS.

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HERE



Life Beyond Mary Rose Academy

Hannah Richardson, Assistant Head of Mary Rose Academy, and Faye Watton-Lawrence, Head of Mary Rose Academy, share their innovative approach to post 16 learning and development.

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HERE


Building a Culture of Oracy at Bengeworth CE Academy

Rachel Seneque, Inclusion Lead at Bengeworth CE Academy, and Sarah Morris, Speech and Language Specialist from Worcestershire LA, share how they have built a culture of oracy within the school.

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HERE



Vision: Culture and Curriculum

Michelle Forrest, Headteacher of St John Fisher Catholic Primary School, talks about how their vision has developed their schools' culture and curriculum.

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This session explores how this vision was created and embedded, and looks at how it flows through every aspect of school life and is central to school improvement and all decision making.


Diversity in the Curriculum

Shalina Patel, Head of Teaching and Learning and Teacher of History at Claremont High School Academy, talks about her work on creating a diverse curriculum.

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HERE

Shalina’s session covers ways you can start decolonising your curriculum and support your team on this journey. The session also covers examples of how best to utilise situations beyond the classroom that will allow diversity to be embedded, so that students have a truly intersectional experience.


Equity in Provision

Lyndsey Robertson-Forge and Jenny Fraser from Lancot Primary School talk about their high quality provision for disadvantaged pupils.

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In this session, Lancot explore how their shared understanding of the need for equity is a driving force across the school, leading to school improvement on their ever evolving journey.


Developing Comprehension from the Start; Improving Reading for all Children

Presented by Rachel Linkletter (Deputy Head Teacher) and Elin Jones (Reading Lead), both from Salusbury Primary School.

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 HERE

At Salusbury the ambition is to create a strong learning context for reading. In this session, they will look at the journey they have been on to create this reading environment, as well as sharing how they are adapting to meet the changing needs of learners in a post-lockdown world.


Creating a Sustainable and Cost Effective Research-informed Continuing Professional Development Programme

Presented by Andrew Jones, Assistant Headteacher at The Reach Free School and co-Hub Manager of our Herts and Bucks Hub

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 HERE

Andrew will cover how his own school has created professional development programmes that combine the latest innovative educational research with in-school best practice, as well as fully covering the Department for Education's Standard for Teachers' Professional Development.


Diversity within the Curriculum

Presented by Shalina Patel, Head of Teaching and Learning and Teacher of History at Claremont High School Academy

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 HERE

Shalina’s session covers ways you can start decolonising your curriculum and how building in opportunities to raise the racial literacy of staff is key in supporting this process. The session will also cover examples of how best to utilise situations beyond the classroom that will allow diversity to be embedded, so that students have a truly inter-sectional experience.


Sensory Profiling

Presented by Heidi Alexander (Deputy Head, John Grant School) and Belinda Brookes (Assistant Head, John Grant School) 

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 HERE


Creating a Recovery Curriculum

Presented by Nicola Forster, Headteacher of North Primary School and Senior Partner of the Compass hub & Dr Karen Edge, Institute of Education

The full-length presentation will be available shortly

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Listen to Nicola and Karen discuss the impact of COVID-lockdown on young people and staff and discover simple steps to support all in the transition back into school life.


Global Curriculum and Curriculum Design

Presented by Rob Carpenter, CEO of the Inspire Partnership Trust 

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 HERE

Rob’s session examines the core purpose of education in a complex modern society using examples from the Inspire Partnership to build a powerful case study for a world centred curriculum leading to high quality learning AND a deeper engagement with community needs.


Sustaining a Cross Curricular Approach to Primary Curriculum

Presented by Kate Frood, Headteacher, Eleanor Palmer School

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 HERE

Learn about Kate's work on sustaining a cross-curricular approach to the new Ofsted Primary framework, the centrality of pedagogy to their approach and reflect on lessons learnt from remote learning so far.


Strategies to understand and support children and young people who have experienced trauma

Presented by Ian Hunkin, Director of The Sigma Teaching School

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 HERE

Hear from Ian Hunkin, Director of The Sigma Teaching School, about evidence-based approaches that have been designed to help school staff understand and support children and young people who have experienced trauma


Making the shift to remote working

Presented by Graham Macauley, Director of Technology for Learning , LEO Academy Trust 

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HERE

Discover more about the LEO Academy’s journey to implementing an effective whole-school approach to remote learning. Hear about the challenges and successes they’ve encountered and reflect on how their experiences can help you in your own setting.

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