News & Events

How To Improve Classroom Behaviour Management Within Schools

Posted by Jon Batchelor - Tuesday, June 12th, 2018
Categories: News, Support

Dealing with misbehaviour within a classroom setting is not something that comes naturally. Schools and teachers can often feel unable to improve behaviour management, but it does not have to be that way. We have provided a few methods that will positively help both the behaviour of students and how it is managed within the…
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Posted by Michael Wood - Friday, May 25th, 2018
Categories: News

  Gill Bullock, Director of Education, and Jon Batchelor were delighted to be invited to take part in a recent debate in the House of Lords. The discussion was hosted by the Earl of Listowel, Francis Hare, who takes a keen interest in education, families and communities. The event was held to launch the #AspireNotToExclude…
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Comment on George Osborne at the Education Select Committee

Posted by Jon Batchelor - Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018
Categories: News

It is difficult not to agree with much of what ex-Chancellor turned newspaper editor and jack of all trades George Osborne had to say when he appeared before the Education Select Committee on 4th May. His central point – that Northern Schools have fallen behind those in London, and that they now require additional funding…
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Improving education in the North

Posted by Jon Batchelor - Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018
Categories: News, Support

We are calling on Northern Powerhouse leaders to consider the needs of all children in the North, including those with the most challenging behaviours if educational outcomes are to improve in the North of England. Northern Powerhouse Partnership (NPP) chair George Osborne gave evidence to the Education Select Committee in May. This followed the publishing of…
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Aspire on BBC Radio Lancashire

Posted by Michael Wood - Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018
Categories: News

  Skip to 2:26:30 to hear Directors Gill and Jon talk about the work Aspire does preventing exclusions as well as a parent’s point of view. BBC Radio Lancashire

Mental Health Conference – Aspire BM 2018

Posted by Aspire Team - Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
Categories: Support

In February 2018 we hosted a Mental Health Conference at Turf Moor in Burnley to which over 80 people from educational settings across Lancashire and Greater Manchester attended. We designed this conference to bring children’s mental health to the forefront of people’s thoughts. The conference included multiple workshops designed to show how to recognise children…
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Inclusion at the heart of all that we do

Posted by Aspire Team - Monday, November 6th, 2017
Categories: News

Read about how we are helping pupils stay in the classroom in The Bolton News.  

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