What if we were accountable to each other? Unlocking the power of school and MAT peer review


Many of the highest performing education systems are moving to models of horizontal accountability to push beyond the limits of top-down accountability. In England, peer review is already making an important contribution to improvement in the school-led system, and the 2018 Accountability Commission argued its role should be extended. Drawing on Challenge Partners’ experience of over 1500 peer quality assurance reviews of schools and MATs, this session will explore the key characteristics of powerful peer reviews and their potential to unlock greater performance, including in our oft-neglected successful schools.

Across two days, over 250 sessions will take place at the Festival. A full timetable of sessions will be available from late May 2019. Until this point we will only be announcing the day(s) sessions will be taking place.