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 06 February 2019

Wendover House - Action Aid

In 2015 Nepal was hit by a devastating Earthquake which cost the lives over of 8,000 people and reduced much of the country to rubble. Since the Earthquake charities such as Action Aid having being supporting Nepal in the rebuild effort. During 2017 Wendover House has been raising money for the charity Action Aid, to support the charity in rebuilding a school block that collapsed during the Earthquake in a rural area of Nepal. Due to Nepal being on a major fault line the chances of another earthquake are significantly high and all new buildings require deeper foundations to prevent future collapse. 


Elaine Ashmore the Registered Home Manager at Wendover House, volunteered to be part of the project and spent the previous year fundraising towards it. Elaine successfully raised £2,999 and visited Nepal in 2017 to take part in the project. The money was raised by a number of small projects such as coffee mornings, raffles, cake scales and sweepstakes. While in Nepal Elaine spent time digging foundations, reclaiming bricks and moving materials along with a team of 28 people from the UK, Spain and France.


In addition to getting physically involved in the building project, Elaine also met with students at the school who discussed their lives in Nepal and their aspirations for the future, some of the girls explained that they would like to become teachers and social workers to help others. Elaine also met with a women’s support group that had come together to great a safe place after the initial Earthquake, with support from Action Aid the women were able to establish a permanent women support centre in a nearby village. Elaine took a number of donations with her on the project including school supplies collected by Wendover and Magnolia House and Dignity kits made by Kimber House.



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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.