About Us

We are an expanding group of special schools from across London and the surrounding LAs who have formed a Challenge Partner's partnership as the Shared Horizons Hub.

Together we collaborate to support school improvement, leadership development and effective knowledge exchange to be used in everyday practice, in order to benefit all children and add value to each school.

Our Hub is led by:

Jayne Jardine: CEO and Executive Head of The Rise Partnership Trust. Jayne has over 30 years as a SEND senior leader and Head Teacher and has worked with Challenge Partners for 10 years as a reviewer, lead reviewer and member of the Education Advisory Board.

Louise Kimber: Executive Director of Schools at The Rise Partnership Trust. Louise has been a special school Head and currently leads on school improvement and safeguarding across our Trust.

Jacky Fitzgerald: Director of People and Culture at The Rise Partnership Trust. Jacky has over 18 years’ experience in education, in a range of settings. She leads on People Strategy, EDI, Coaching and growing our leaders of the future.