Hubs of Collaboration

Schools in our partnership can join forces in hubs, where leaders work together to address agreed local school improvement and continuous professional development (CPD) priorities

Challenge Partners’ hubs span all the way from Cornwall to County Durham, varying in size and phase

Who are they for? 

Any schools who join Challenge Partners as a Full Partner or a Network Partner can join one of our 42 hubs. Where there isn’t a local hub near you, you can join a Regional Jubilee Network or start a new hub if you have capacity to support improvement of other schools in your area

Key benefits

Network of schools

Collaboration to improve school improvement and leadership development through research projects, training and school visits

Led by a Senior Partner and Hub Manager

With additional support from the Challenge Partners central team for school leaders, Hub Managers and Senior Partners, alike

Hub Action Plan

Funded by Challenge Partners, the Hub Action Plan allows hub schools to work towards collectively agreed priorities

Termly hub meetings

Progresses your Hub Action Plan and allows a space for leaders to share knowledge

Support from your hub

Progresses any areas for development identified through Challenge Partners' school improvement programmes

Participation in hub-led programmes

Access to the Leadership Residency Programme and Middle Leadership Quality Assurance Review

Hubs have brought an energy - when myself and staff attend hub meetings we bring back knowledge, knowledge is confirmed and we learn what we need to find out. You couldn't buy that knowledge

Nigel Jones, Milestone Academy, London Special and AP Hub