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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 and many established pedagogies. It's founded on a 'meta-list' of characteristics featured in all effective teaching and learning.

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 10 additional tools to augment the original 10 tools. These will be released one-by-one over 2023-24 to members.

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

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  • Instructional Videos
  • The C10 Manual extracts
  • Applications

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