C & D Toolkit

Challenge and Differentiation:
Leading Pupil and Professional Learning

Challenge and Differentiation Toolkit

Challenge and Differentiation

“Drawing on excellent subject knowledge, teachers plan astutely and set challenging tasks, based on systematic, accurate assessment of pupils’ prior skills, knowledge and understanding. They use well judged and often imaginative teaching strategies which, together with sharply focused and timely support and intervention, match individual needs accurately.”(Outstanding Quality of Teaching Grade Descriptor, Ofsted Evaluation Schedule)

“The Challenge and Differentiation Toolkit is an asset to any CPD/T&L leader.
It combines latest pedagogical thinking with practical ways of implementing strategies in the classroom. I have used the first month’s resources at a whole staff Inset which was very successful. I particularly like the challenge cards and quotes quilt. Great value for money and a massive time saver!”

David Grimes, Assistant Headteacher, St. Bede’s Catholic High School, Ormskirk

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Watch the video – Introduction to
the Differentiation website (00:50)

  • How do you help staff to understand the importance of creating challenging learning experiences for all pupils?
  • How do you help them design resources which improve levels of challenge?
  • How do you help learners to view challenge positively?
  • How do you help staff
    improve this aspect of their practice?

These are just some of the questions Leading Learning’s toolkit will help you answer.


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Click on image above to see an overview of the six steps of the Challenge and Differentiation Toolkit. Click on image above to read the latest free report from Leading Learning on developing challenge and differentiation in and between schools.

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