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Challenge 10 Toolkit


The Challenge 10 Toolkit (C10) is a set of 10 generic, integrated teaching activities that can be used and adapted by any educator – from Early Years practitioner to CPD provider. Each tool has been tried and tested in a variety of settings and is directly linked to evidence-based research including that from the Educational Endowment Foundation, Bill Lucas’ research into Active Learning, John Hattie’s Visible Learning and Robert Marzano’s Classroom Instruction model.

However the C10 toolkit IS NOT an initiative or a teaching programme. IT IS a practical, organic, and fully resourced way to think about and deliver effective teaching.

C20 is a set of additional tools now available to augment the original 10 tools.

The C10 Tools

  • Checkin:LineUp
  • Team Roles
  • Gritty Learning
  • Quality Criteria
  • Merry Thinking
  • Link Thinking
  • Bagel Thinking
  • Graffiti Alley
  • Visual Thinking
  • Active Lecture


Perivale Primary was graded outstanding. Ofsted recognised challenge for all pupils across the whole school and this is a true reflection of 2 years of work with Mike Fleetham and implementing his strategies. Mrs S Wilson, Headteacher, Perivale Primary School, London

Everywhere I go around the school everyone is singing your praises. One teacher who has about 20 years’ experience in international schools said it was the best professional development session she has attended in years. Heather Spanbroek, Curriculum Coordinator, International School Eindhoven

Find Out More

This is a paid-access resource area that will be launched in October 2022 after design evaluation and testing in school. It provides support materials for the C10 and C20 tools:

  • Instructional Videos
  • The C10 Manual online
  • Applications

Find out more about this resource or enquire about C10 training here.