Each school in the Partnership contributes a per pupil fee, currently £7 per student, to fund the costs associated to the QA Review, school improvement and central activities.
Challenge Partners is a charity; all financial benefits from the group’s activities are reinvested into the charity and the schools it serves.
The scope of the activities and areas of spending are agreed each year by the Partnership. This is initially focused on two areas: first, teaching and learning; and second, the sharing of outstanding practice.
Challenge Partners subsidises each hub to run teaching programmes for teachers within their hub. Additionally, each school has received an allocated credit to enable them to purchase school improvement activities from each other, to facilitate knowledge transfer.