About Aspire Outreach

Our Outreach team has 14 members of specialist staff who have over 100 years’ combined experience of providing bespoke, expert and impactful outreach support to schools, Academies, MATs, EYFS settings and Local Authorities. Our team has a broad range of behaviour related specialisms. For more detail see the Meet the Outreach Team tab.


Many of our current customers commission Termly or Annual Service Level Agreements (SLAs) from us. Other customers simply want a one-off piece of bespoke work designing and delivering, to fit their needs and budget. Whatever you require from us, from a couple of hours’ observation and planning, to an Annual SLA, we can do it.


Having worked with over 100 schools across the North West, we are well aware of the restrictions on school budgets, and, of equal importance, of the need to respond rapidly when support is required. It is not rare for a school to ring us late in an afternoon asking for support the following day!

Examples of the kind of support we provide include:

  • individual interventions
  • group interventions
  • whole class support
  • SEMH related issues. Targeted 6 week intervention programmes to address issues and breakdown barriers to learning.
    • Resilience
    • Anger Management
    • Social skills/Friendships
    • Emotional Intelligence
  • Parenting Support – Supporting families and parents
  • Staff Training & Development
  • Exclusions guidance
  • Accredited support staff to schools
  • Strategic SLT support
  • Whole school positive behaviour management

Services we offer

Advice on any aspect of Behaviour Management/Mental Health and Well-being
When needed.
Service Level Agreement 
Service to schools moulded and tailored to schools needs and priorities
on a termly basis.
Bespoke – Termly, Full academic year,
full day support, half day support.

Primary School – full audit of current policies, strategies, practices and procedures
producing a report and recommendations.
2 days

Secondary School – as above.
3 days
In school

Classroom observation of a child, preparation of report back to customer including
recommended actions and strategies
Hourly/half day/etc.
Whatever the need of the specific school is.
Groupwork Intervention
Resilience, anger management, social skills, emotional literacy, friendship,
choice and consequence,
6-8 week programme.
1:1 Classroom

Modelling good behaviour management and good choices, building positive relationships.
Bespoke to need.
Specialist Assessment Support
ASD, Sensory Profiles, SPLD Assessments.
Dependant on need
Family Liaison Support
Delivering Positive Parenting Programme to individual families or in a small group.
Individual bespoke Family Support to meet individual families need.
Group programme – 6-8 weeks.

Individual support – 6-8 weeks
or bespoke to family’s particular needs.
Triple P Parenting
Evidenced based parenting group for between 6 and 12 parents
8 x 2 hr sessions
Director Support
Full overview of whole school approaches and development of whole school development
plan around SEMH and SEN.
Bespoke to need.

Supporting, developing and enhancing SEN processes within school. Looking at
Provision Mapping processes, EHCP process, Person Centred Reviews, etc.
Bespoke to need.
Staff Support/Supervision/ 
Bespoke support to staff - individual support sessions, group support sessions,
staff group support (e.g. TA’s), staff briefing, staff drop-ins, etc.
Bespoke to need.
In school training – twilight
Using consistency and positive language within the classroom, Nurturing Approach,

In school training – half day

In school training – full day


“Aspire has effectively led the team, providing and managing the service to our school. Supporting pupils with social, emotional and mental health needs and supporting the school in effectively managing these pupils. Their experience and expertise has been highly valued and they have 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”

SENCO – St Thomas C.E. Primary School


“We began working with Aspire in January 2015 as we felt we needed a more bespoke, 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 ... This support that has been integral in maintaining outstanding behaviour.”

Learning Mentor – Bishop Bridgeman C.E. Primary School


“Aspire Behaviour Management have been instrumental in supporting our school development over the last 2 years.” 

Headteacher – Whittlefield Primary School

Meet the Outreach Team

Danny Maher

“I am one of the co-founders and Directors of Aspire Behaviour Management. I lead the Aspire Outreach Service, as well as sitting on our Board.

My background includes being Area Manager for a Youth Offending Team Prevention Service and District Manager of an LA Behaviour Support Service.

I am a qualified Youth Justice & Restorative Justice practitioner as well as a fully qualified and accredited Parenting Support Practitioner in Triple P Programmes (Standard & Teen), Incredible Years Programme (Webster-Stratton) and the Solihull Parenting Support Approach.

 I have over 20 years of experience “in the field” and during that time  have worked with thousands of vulnerable and complex children, young people and families displaying SEMH and other SEN related difficulties.

I have extensive knowledge, understanding and practices in supporting children, families and schools with identified SEND, challenging behaviours, parenting support and Youth Justice & Restorative Justice approaches.

Gill Bullock

“I am a Director and one of the co-founders of Aspire Behaviour Management Ltd. I lead The Aspire Hub, as well as sitting on our Board.

I have over 30 years’ experience working with vulnerable children and their families.

After my daughter was diagnosed with Dyslexia, I became Bolton and District’s Dyslexia Associations Co-Ordinator. I then spent 17 years as a Parent Partnership Officer, providing independent advice and support to parents of children going through the statementing process. I also have a son who was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 4. From here, I set up an afterschool club for children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties.

I have been an evidenced based parenting practitioner for over 30 years. During this time I have sat on a number of school and health panels and boards. I was a Governor at a Rumworth Special School in Bolton for over 10 years, I was a member of the management committee for the Primary Pupil Referral Unit in Bolton and I am currently Chair of Governors at Whittlefield Primary School.

My experience with my own children and that of the many lives I have been privileged to share a snap shot of, has driven me to want the very best and equally the same opportunities for all children – even those that at times challenge our every thought and all of our boundaries”

Carol Woodall

I have been a Senior Outreach Keyworker with Aspire since January 2015. My role involves supporting children who have been identified as needing additional support in school, as well as supporting the professional development of teaching and support staff and delivering parenting support.

I have been working with children in need of support for over 18 years.  In 2000 I became the first classroom assistant in Manchester whilst working with a young autistic boy in a Primary school.

I worked as an Outreach Worker with the Bolton Behaviour Support Team for 15 years, during which time I provided parenting and 1:1 support, whole class interventions, small group sessions, home visits and holiday clubs, as well as going in to schools to support individual children.

I have the National Nursery Examining Board qualification, a Train the Trainer certificate in The Nurturing Approach, and administrated the SEAL and The Nurturing Approach projects for all schools in Bolton.

I am an avid Manchester City fan and a short break foster carer.

Monica Tudorache

 I have been a Senior Outreach Key worker with Aspire since February 2018.

I have been working in education and childcare for the last 17 years in a variety of settings in UK and abroad. During this time, I’ve had a variety of roles from teaching assistant to class teacher and family officer. I hold a BA in Linguistics, Early Years Postgraduate Certificate, Pg. Diploma in Inclusive Education and currently studying for a MScs In Psychology. I am a qualified teacher with an extensive experience in special needs (ASD, Down Syndrome and other neuro-developmental disorders).

I am a qualified Teacher and hold the Early Years Professional Status. I am registered as a Sensory Enrichment Therapist with Mendability, as an Education Test Assessor with Pearson and as a Student member of the British Psychological Society.

I have always believed that the best teacher for me would always be the child. Therefore, I am grateful to have had the opportunity to learn from children how to be a strong and an empathetic teacher. In return, I have always aimed to offer sincerity, enthusiasm and consistency. I have tried to create opportunities for children to become independent individuals, capable of analysing and finding own solutions. I have tied my personal experiences as a mother with my knowledge of child psychology and aimed to exceed my own expectations, continuing to change my attitude and my teaching methods.

Denise Forshaw

I was appointed as Aspirations Manager in July 2017.

I am a qualified teacher with experience of teaching across all key stages since 2002.

I am a qualified SENCO having achieved the National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordinator (NASENCO) The role involves working with children and young people who may have SEN/D difficulties. Responsibilities includes developing IEP/IBP, pupil passports, provision mapping, liaising and advising teachers/teaching assistants, attending CAF/TAF meetings, being lead professional where necessary, staff appraisal, applying for statutory assessments, organising review meetings, engaging professionals (educational psychologist, paediatrician, teacher of the deaf, school nurse, local GPs, CAMHS etc) supporting families, attending professionals’ meetings.

I am also a qualified specialist teacher which allows me to use assessments that identify possible specific learning difficulties within literacy and numeracy and advise on interventions that are person centred or that can be used with a group.

I like young people, enjoy their company and the spontaneity they bring, and I believe that every child deserves a fair start in life, with the very best opportunity to succeed. I am assiduously fair, have high expectations and believe I have an essential, whole person ethos in working with staff, parents and pupils. I have successfully guided pupils through schooling, encouraging them to believe in themselves and achieve highly notwithstanding their difficulties.

On a personal level I love to spend time with my children and grandchildren, keeping fit and devoting time in my garden, (it’s my mindfulness period).


Outreach Referrals

To meet your school’s needs we have a a range of options available for you to access support from the Aspire Behaviour Management team.

Support available includes:

  • Annual SLA’s
  • Short term SLA’s
  • Individual Referral Scheme – individual pieces of intervention work for one pupil, groups of pupils, families or incorporating a number of support interventions for a specific intervention timescale.
  • A wide range of training packages from our OCR accredited Hub, including Team Teach, Sports Package and key SEMH factors and related SEN issues.

If you would like us to carry out an observation in your school then please contact us on 01282 792943 or email [email protected]

See our Testimonials to see how we have helped other schools.

For all individual referrals we will require you to follow the Aspire Outreach Referral Process.


Aspire Outreach Referral Process

The Aspire Outreach Referral Process is necessary, so we can collect the correct information about a child and therefore enable us to put the best support in place.

To refer a child for Aspire Outreach Support please complete the Aspire Outreach Referral Paperwork, Behaviour Checklist and CAF/Early Help Form (where available),  then return it to us as set out in the paperwork. We also require any additional documentation you may have that will enable us along with an observation to assess appropriately, then recommend and implement support, this may include but is not limited to a Boxall Profile, Incident Log and External reports (e.g. SALT, EP, OT).

In most cases we will be able to carry out an observation within 2 working days of receiving the referral.

We have 10 subsidised support packages we can offer to Lancashire Schools this term. These packages will consist of the following:

  • An observation and recommendations
  • 2 hours of intervention per week for 6 weeks
  • A final report including, Boxall profile, Incident Log and recommendations for further actions.

The previous cost for this support package was £2350 however we have reduced the cost to £995.

We also have a range of packages available to schools outside of Lancashire.

If you would like to take advantage of one of these packages then please complete the below Aspire Outreach Referral Form and return it with the additional information set out in the referral procedure document to [email protected].

Aspire Outreach Referral Form

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