The Aspire Hub Ofsted Inspection


This is my first and probably last blog post, I am not very good at writing these things but I am so proud of the team and the children that I thought it necessary.

Our own Independent School has recently had its first full Ofsted Inspection and have been graded Good in all areas. I am very proud of the work the team have done here at The Aspire Hub and the children that have been and are still here.

We have picked out some of our favourite comments made by the Ofsted Inspector that we are particularly proud of but you can read the full report here.


“As a result of the provision for pupils’ behavioural and emotional well-being, almost every pupil makes significant progress in taking responsibility for their own conduct. The majority of pupils successfully return to mainstream schools.”

 “Many pupils start at Aspire having missed significant amounts of their previous education. As a result, there are gaps in pupils’ knowledge. School leaders recognise that for many pupils it is important to support their personal development and welfare if they are to engage in learning. Once this has been established, pupils settle to learning and make good progress from their starting points.”

“Leaders and all staff are excellent role models. They engage with pupils in a manner which consistently embodies the standards they expect. As a result, pupils’ behaviour improves because they know what is expected of them.”


I would like to thank all of our friends that have used either The Aspire Hub or our Outreach Service over the past few years, without you we would not have been able to achieve what I believe is an amazing accomplishment in the short time we have been registered.

I would also like to say that although we are very proud of the Good grading, it is the progress that the children have and continue to make which has made us most proud. We thank you all for allowing us to help you on your journey as a school.

For anybody that doesn’t know, The Aspire Hub is an extremely successful Independent Special School specialising in behaviour management. We have a success rate of over 90% when it comes to preventing permanent exclusions and pride ourselves on our holistic support for children, parents and schools.

In the last year we have successfully returned school refusers to mainstream schools. Helped children with varied challenges learn how to cope in classrooms, assisted managed moves where children require a new start and facilitated transitions for pupils who need permanent places in special schools.

Kind regards,

Gillian Bullock


Aspire has effectively led the team, providing and managing the service to our school in supporting pupils with social, emotional and behavioural needs and in supporting school in effectively managing these pupils. Her experience and expertise has been highly valued and Gill has contributed advice, training, guidance and support in the managing of the varied needs of our children and has been actively involved with the school over many years.

Sheila Copley SENCO

Aspire North West have provided bespoke support to our school which has included Individual Staff Training for behaviour management, support and advice in the completion of EHAF and HNF applications and in class support for pupils. All of the work undertaken has been completed in a timely and professional manner. The staff are knowledgeable and skilled in their work,  therefore we highly recommend this service for schools seeking individualised support tailored to their specific needs.

Joanne Blakemore - Social Inclusion Officer Brandwood School

We began working with Aspire in January 2015 as we felt we needed a more tailored service to support our children and staff. The support provided has been excellent and we continue to work together to mould the perfect service to meet our needs. Aspire North West works with pupils and staff on a one to one basis and in small groups to improve behaviour and pupil wellbeing across the school. The support that has been provided has been integral in maintaining outstanding behaviour at Bishop Bridgeman Primary School.

Helen Fazakerley - Learning Mentor Bishop Bridgeman C. E. Primary School