Creating a Stretch and Challenge School is about more than adopting Stretch and Challenge teaching strategies or ambitious targets.  It’s about creating an ethos of ambition, aspiration and passion for learning which pervades the school so strongly you can almost taste it on your tongue! 

Ambition, aspiration and passion for learning are built into the DNA of the Stretch and Challenge School through its targets and teaching, but also through its ethos, expectations, language, structures, systems, curriculum, intervention, parental engagement and guidance – to name but a few areas!

Growing Stretch and Challenge learners demands teacher role-models who are ambitious, aspirational and passionate for learning in their teaching but it also requires investment in the processes of growing Stretch and Challenge learners who are fully equipped to slake their thirst for learning.

These resources help you to think about how to build such a culture: