Aspire Horizons

System Leadership

Aspire has a committed team of systems leaders and teachers able to support other schools to raise standards of teaching and improve outcomes for children and young people.

The team are able to support and capacity build in a wide range of areas.  Our Executive Headteacher leads the Wigan Schools Secondary Disadvantaged Strand which offer partnership and collaborative working to enhance opportunities for SEN and mainstream pupils.

The team host national conferences, courses and workshops including disadvantaged, peer reviews, SEN and outstanding pedagogy in practice.

Pupil Premium Reviews

As a National Pupil Premium finalist 2015 and a National Support School, Aspire provides Pupil Premium reviews locally and nationally,  providing effective self evaluation for schools and their leadership.

Governor Training

Elaine Brash our Co-Chair has completed a NCTL Chair of Governors Development programme.

We can offer support for :
Governor Mark Applications—Aspire hold Governor Mark
SEN training for Governors
Development days for Governing Bodies
Bespoke sessions can be delivered to Governing Bodies in relation to SEN

Leadership and Management

Our Executive Headteacher is an NLE and a national Women Leaders in Education coach.  Both schools in the Federation are National Support Schools specialising in a range of SEN support, pedagogy development and a range of leadership Development.

The offer includes:-

  • SEN Diagnostics
  • SEN Peer reviews
  • School Improvement Plans
  • Leadership mentoring and development

Teaching & Learning

We have a rich offer of bespoke support based on pedagogy, innovation, research and practice.

These include :-

  • Subject specific support
  • Advice on access arrangements
  • Access arrangement assessments
  • Rebound Therapy
  • Autism Awareness
  • Curriculum Development
  • Pet Therapy
  • Assessment & Accreditation
  • Teacher training support
  • Inclusive pedagogy
  • Maximising the impact of staff,

including teaching assistants.


For further information or queries please contact J Baron 01942 776142