School Challenge

This involves leaders from a hub school offering peer challenge in a variety of ways. 

Data Challenge

This involves verifying key lines of enquiry from data. Hub leaders analyse data and then meet with school to discuss trends and implications for key groups and subjects. Open discussion leads to critical questions being asked and Key Lines of Enquiry being confirmed. 

SLT Effectiveness Challenge

This involves a Head Teacher observing a SLT meeting to prompt the Headteacher to reflect on the effectiveness of their meetings and further improve elements of these. The observing Headteacher will challenge and feedback observations which may not be obvious to the school’s Headteacher. 

SLA Peer Review

This involves a review around a specific Line of Enquiry already identified as a priority. The aim of this is to give fresh eyes to further improve whole school change. This critical-friend approach approach allows the SLT to better understand the strengths and areas of improvement. 

Peer Reviews are followed up with a check-in visit to discuss progress.


This comprises of moderation across schools within year groups to verify standards.


Governors attend other hub school Governor meetings to observe and reflect on own practice.