Some quotes from our External Agencies
"Hanley is an example of best practice– the team work together in a highly collaborative way to provide effective intervention for students with SLCN."
~ Emma Jordan, Service Manager for Children’s SLT
"It can be difficult sometimes, being an external service, to fit in well with a school team, however you, all of the Aspire team and the LSAs we have worked with make our job so much easier. We really do feel part of your team and are privileged to work with all you. From an SLT perspective, we are always talking about 'what good looks like!' and you are it for us. Thank you for your continued support and enthusiasm for what we do. Let's hope we have many more years working together!"
~ Sarah Smith, Speech and Language Therapist
"I have worked with Hanley Castle High School for nearly 5 years now and I feel they have significantly improved their performance in this area from an already high baseline. The school is exceptionally responsive to individual needs and open to advice from a range of professional in meeting those needs. They facilitate inter-professional working and give high priority to accessing and implementing the best support available. Individualised support begins before students arrive at the school through enhanced transition programmes and extensive liaison with feeder schools. Pupils with communication needs are particularly well supported through access to Aspire whenever needed, and individualised support programmes are delivered effectively by sensitive staff. I can honestly say that in my 40 years experience as an Educational Psychologist, in terms of meeting individual and group needs, Hanley Castle have been the most supportive High School I have ever worked with."
~ Charles Matthews, Educational Psychologist
"As a professional the SEN department is always extremely organised. Assessment visits and meetings have clear outcomes and therefore the time is used efficiently and to the benefit of the students. Aspire has a welcoming atmosphere, with a range of rooms and facilities that most High Schools would envy. Student welfare is an absolute priority, and the popularity and success of Aspire is clear by visiting the break time and lunchtime clubs. Students interviews during the assessment process make it clear how much they value the space and staff."
~ Nick Appleton, Specialist Teacher Autism/CCN Team