Our History, Vision & Values

Stronger learning for stronger lives

Challenging Learning Purpose

We exist to strengthen learning and strengthen lives.

Our head office is in Northumberland, the border country between England and Scotland that once marked the edge of the Roman Empire, as well as the site for Britain’s first contact with the Vikings.

This sense of place gives us a CLEAR purpose, one that brings:

Clarity
Learning
Edginess
Agility
Relevance
Challenging Learning is an independent consultancy group, comprised of six companies in six countries, all founded by James and Jill Nottingham.

Our mission is to share teaching and leadership practices that have the biggest impact on learning progress.
We walk alongside educators to ensure significant, sustainable gains are achieved. We don’t just inspire; we also build capacity by coaching, demonstrating, encouraging and leading.
We have built up a team of 30 full-time staff, all dedicated to long-term support for schools, pre-schools and colleges.
Challenging Learning is an independent consultancy group, comprised of six companies in six countries, all founded by James and Jill Nottingham.

We walk alongside educators to ensure significant, sustainable gains are achieved. We don’t just inspire; we also build capacity by coaching, demonstrating, encouraging and leading.
We have built up a team of 30 full-time staff, all dedicated to long-term support for schools, pre-schools and colleges.

Our mission is to share teaching and leadership practices that have the biggest impact on learning progress.

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Challenging Learning History

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