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In times of crisis we must be ready for change

  27th March 2020

Around the world our colleagues are adapting their teaching methods to deal with the coronavirus emergency. This almost universally means the implementation of home schooling protocols, the likes of which for many are totally unfamiliar. Some of us are already

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We’re all feeling disruption from coronavirus

  20th March 2020

Over the last few months we have been pleased to note a steady up-turn in the numbers of you accessing the blog. We’ve had visitors from the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Dubai, Sweden, Jersey, Ireland, France, Australia, China and

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Maximising the benefits of a diverse team

  13th March 2020

Mathew Syed, the world-renowned journalist and author in his opening speech to this year’s Challenge Partners annual conference, described his work on growth mindsets and creating diversified teams. Mathew’s work on growth mindsets has been adopted by a number of

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The birth of Challenge Partners

  6th March 2020

After Teaching Schools, the next logical step was to take the principle nationwide. In this post we examine the conditions that led to the conception of Challenge Partners.

In response to the announcement of the designation of Teaching Schools in

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Contributor profile: Professor Peter Matthews OBE

  5th March 2020

Readers of this blog will be familiar with Professor Peter Matthews’ post on the power of pop-up improvement groups. Here we learn more about Peter’s background in education and his rather extreme leisure pursuits.

One would expect someone who …

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Setting the scene for Challenge Partners

  28th February 2020

In this post we look at the educational landscape that provided a context for the emergence of Challenge Partners and the challenges that presented themselves, from time constraints to resistance among staff towards new processes. 

Those of us who had

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