Announcing The Annual Aspire Conference 2019


This year we are bringing our 2nd Annual Conference to USN Bolton Arena. On the 15th March Aspire will be hosting a lineup of guest speakers, workshops and exhibitors.

The theme this year is Developing emotional resilience and improving mental health in the classroom.


We have already announced

Guest Speakers

Yvonne Monaghan – NurtureUK

Bob Horrocks – Former Head of Virtual Schools

Adam Warriner – Strategy Lead for Inclusion at Bolton Wanderers Community Trust

Guest Workshops

Jean Barlow – Achild2child

Dr. Shirley Macdonald – Psychologist/Psychotherapist/Counselling Supervisor

Carrie Thorne – NurtureUK


We will be announcing more guest speakers and workshop content over the next few weeks so follow us on twitter and facebook for updates, we have some exciting things planned!

We have 100 tickets available priced at £20 for one ticket or £30 for two tickets. To book your tickets or for further information then please email [email protected] or call 01282 792943.


Eventbrite - Aspire Annual Conference 2019 - Developing emotional resilience and improving mental health in the classroom

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