Schools Testimonials

"As a teacher, you may be thinking to yourself, “We do this already.” You may be thinking to yourself, “We don’t have a budget for this,” or, “I can get a local business person to do this for nothing.” Probably you can; but before you dismiss the idea of picking up the phone, consider what teachers say who have booked Aspire Academy training.

There ought to be a copy of this program  in every home where there are teenagers."

- Vanessa Aris M.B.E, Career Teacher for 25 Years, Dean Close Private School, Cheltenham

"David, our Head Teacher, was very pleased with the presentation skills training you provided for selected member of our 6th form. The students loved it. I thought you were excellent."

- Phil Duncan, Head of 6th Form, Nailsea School, Bristol

"Our students…loved your style. They said the highlight of their day was Barry."

- John Lewis, Head of 6th Form, St Edward's Private School, Cheltenham

"Our students have described you as a legend."

- Jane Tozer, Work Related Learning, Prince Henry's High School, Evesham

"The discussion was lively and friendly, due in part to Barry’s depth of knowledge and experience, but also because of his deep interest in the development of motivated, inspired young people. I found his approach both reassuringly competent and sufficiently challenging to keep students interested in the excellent message he imparted."

- Martin Gailey, Student Futures Advisor, St Gregory's College, Bath

"The feedback from the students has been superb. They are already asking when your next session will be."

- James Slattery, Work Related Learning, Chipping Campden School

"I would like to formally thank you for your work on the employability course. It has been an absolute pleasure working with you. I think the nature of the course we have developed is absolutely superb – it really does meet the needs of, what I believe, is a growing number of 6th Form students who cannot afford to  or do not want to go to University, but who are ambitious and want to gain employment with suitable training. I believe this group has been overlooked in the past and we have certainly helped our students to achieve their goal."

- Stuart Langworthy, Deputy Head, Brockworth Enterprise School

"We now have 15 confirmed offers for Oxbridge, our highest ever."

- Terry Law, King Edward 6th Grammar School, Birmingham

“My colleagues have told me that your teaching was the best we’ve ever had on any subject.”

- Kevin Clancy, Balcarras School, Cheltenham