Prioritising Education

Homes2Inspire have three dedicated Education Engagement Coordinators who are the link between the home, the local authority and the school. They advise on admissions, attend statutory meetings to advocate for our young people and provide career's advice across all homes.

Delivering Qualifications
As a registered Youth Awards Provider, we encourage all our young people to complete the Asdan Accredited Youth Achievement Awards. The awards range from Bronze to Platinum which upon completion, the young person will be credited UCAS points.
Assessing Development
We use the Boxall Profile to track the progress of cognitive development and behavioural traits of our young people. We work with local authorities and schools to identify and implement strategies for development and how we can best support them.

Published on 24 April 2020

Message from Paul Cook, Managing Director Homes2Inspire

As we enter a further week of lockdown I would on behalf of Homes2Inspire’s Senior Leadership Team like to express our thanks, gratitude and admiration for the amazing work, dedication and commitment of all our staff and foster carers.


This of course extends also to the fantastic work of the NHS and all other essential keyworkers working across all settings that are providing care and support to those vulnerable in our society and those working hard to keep all of our supply lines functioning.


The testing facilities set up for keyworker staff is extremely welcome and our experience to date of the process has been it is extremely efficient.  I am sure this is welcome by staff who need to be tested who are showing symptoms of COVID-19 or those with whom they live or look after having the opportunity to be tested if they have symptoms of COVID-19 and are the reason for needing to be self-isolating.  This will not only enable people to return to work sooner but also alleviate anxieties and concerns. 


The regular from Yvette Stanley at Ofsted and the ongoing support of Local Authorities is extremely welcome and appreciated.


What has been most heart-warming has been the Thursday evening applause for NHS and keyworkers and the acknowledgement by communities where we have our homes directly for the work our staff are undertaking.


Whilst these continue to be unprecedented times the spirit of everybody working together and going the extra mile is something that I hope will not be lost when we come out of this situation.

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Our Education Team
Paul Maginnis - Senior Education Engagement Coordinator

Paul joined Homes2Inspire in June 2016. Prior to joining Homes2Inspire, Paul worked as an employability adviser helping NEET young people into employment, education and training. Paul is a qualified careers adviser has a passion for helping young people fulfil their potential, whether it be academically or vocationally.

Angela Day - Education Engagement Coordinator

Angela has worked in secondary school settings since 2009 working predominately in pastoral management. In this role Angela worked alongside social services, pupil referral units and various alternative provisions. Moving onto a position as Careers and Business Enterprise Coordinator in 2017 Angela qualified as a careers adviser before joining Homes2Inspire in April 2019.

Laura Trow - Education Engagement Coordinator

Laura joined Homes2Inspire in January 2020. Laura has a degree in Youth and Community Development as well as a PGCE in Further Education. Laura has worked with young people for 12 years in different educational settings, including schools, colleges and prisons. Laura’s previous roles have given her experience in pastoral care, IAG and course design and delivery.