Client Testimonials

 

 

"Aspirance were excellent, taking the time to get to know the Academy to find out exactly what we needed in our Executive Director of Music role.  Although the search was never going to be an easy one, they worked hard, with their network of contacts, to find a candidate who matched all the criteria in our brief. The whole process was well organised and we were very appreciative of the help and advice given by them throughout the process. We couldn't have been more pleased with the outcome."

 Toby Mullins, then Executive Principal, Malcom Arnold School, Northampton

 

"Aspirance has provided us with coherent strategic advice and support that has given everyone the confidence and skills to move forward boldly. Their service is flexible and they listen. Our best investment in effective change."

Hans Broekman, Principal Liverpool College

 

"Aspirance offered discerning and helpful inset at Harrow School to those aspiring to leadership roles.  I whole-heartedly recommend Andrew Trotman and the work that he does at Aspirance."

Jesse Elzinga, Headmaster, Reading Bluecoat School  (Formerly Director of Studies, Harrow School)

 

“We were delighted to engage Aspirance recently to conduct a consultation process with some of our parents. The survey was undertaken with thoroughness and sensitivity which helped Shrewsbury School to focus on its plans or the future." 

Mark Turner, Headmaster, Shrewsbury School

 

“It was a pleasure to work with Aspirance on two key appointments for Downe House, our Chaplain and Business Development Director. In both cases, they took the time to get to know the School, to understand our needs and were efficient, professional and most importantly successful in enabling us to make two excellent appointments.”

 

Mrs Emma McKendrick, Headmistress Downe House


“Aspirance recently conducted 360 degree appraisals for me my SLT.  Having been through similar processes before, I have to say this was by far the most impressive, thorough and professional. Andrew Trotman’s approach was sensitive and supportive but he also drilled down to our key developmental issues and then offered us helpful advice on how to address them.  I would recommend Aspirance highly to others.”

Andrew Nott, Headmaster St Hugh’s School

 

“The Aspirance team possesses considerable experience, shrewd judgement and high integrity.”

Professor Mark Bailey, High Master, St Paul’s School

 

“Over the past two years, Aspirance has been a frequent visitor to Warminster School, either to provide staff inset or as part of a coaching programme for senior leaders. At all times, Andrew has been flexible, tailored his advice and adapted to the School's specific needs. It has been a pleasure to work with the company and I recommend them.”

Mark Mortimer Headmaster, Warminster School

 

“I could not have wished for a more professional and insightful appraisal of my Head of Upper School: it has enabled her to develop a clear set of priorities for the development of her team while at the same time establishing real clarity for the progression of her own career.”

Nigel Lashbrook, Headmaster Oakham School

 

“Whether working with an individual member of staff or with a team, the Aspirance approach is not to tell you what to do but to ask questions which promote the deep reflection on practice and relationships and, if you allow it, the emotions of school life, which we so often ignore but which are essential if we are to lead cultural and personal change in ourselves and our schools.”

Martin Reader, Headmaster, Cranleigh

 

“Andrew Trotman from Aspirance was engaged to provide a 360 degree appraisal of the Head of College involving all key stakeholders. This proved to be a thorough, positive and very professional experience which has been a great help in driving forward our next phase of development in leadership. The process has been aided by the coaching sessions which followed on from the appraisal which has helped to embed the changes and enhancements we have been looking for.”

Simon Mills, Head of College, Robert Gordon’s

 

“The service provided by Aspirance to the School was excellent and we were delighted that we were in a position to interview such a high calibre of candidates. Mr Trotman took time to engage with the School Governors, Senior Management Team and key members of staff to gain a greater insight into the culture of the School which assisted with ensuring the short-listed candidates all met the person specification. We would have no hesitation in using their services in the future.”

Jacqui Millar, Bursar and Clerk to the Governors, The King’s School, Gloucester.

Andrew and Stephen provided an excellent bespoke service to me and my re-formed Executive Team, enabling us to start the new academic year with a real bang. Detailed advance planning and consultation, effective delivery on the day -  including some artful, thought-provoking exercises  - meant that all participants felt the day was extremely useful. There was generous post-event follow-up too. Overall: an excellent way to help develop the effectiveness of your executive team.

 Dominic Oliver, Head Master Lancing College