Aims

The Waltham Forest Challenge aims to challenge and support each participating school to:

  • improve progress outcomes so performance is at least in the top 25% of schools nationally, with many in the top 10%.
  • eliminate any disparity of performance between student groups based upon;
    • Gender
    • Disadvantage
    • Ethnicity
    • SEN
  • ensure our Most Able students achieve outstanding outcomes.
  • be judged at least ‘Good’ by Ofsted, with some schools Outstanding.
  • develop structures and systems so outstanding performance is sustainable in the longer term.

It is expected that all WF Challenge schools will have these aims embedded as active targets within their schools.

In addition, for those schools with sixth forms in the borough, the Waltham Forest Challenge aims to challenge and support sixth forms in a similar way so that:

  • post-16 outcomes are also at least in the top 25% of sixth forms nationally, as measured by ALPs with many in the top 10%
  • disparities in performance identified above are eliminated
  • the most able achieve outstanding outcomes
  • sixth form provision to be judged at least good by Ofsted, with some Outstanding
  • there is excellent progression to both university (including those in the Russell Group) and high quality careers options.