It’s a Hat Trick – Celebrations all round.

It’s a Hat Trick – Celebrations all round.

Landgate Special School in Bryn, part of The Aspire Federation is celebrating its success in gaining three awards in one week.

Landgate and The Aspire Federation are proud winners of the 2017 National NASEN Awards for ‘Exceptional Parental Engagement’.  Aspire were also shortlisted for the Excellent Practice in Special Schools category.

The ceremony took place at the Museum of London on 19th October 2017, with comedian Lucy Porter hosting the event.

The Awards marks the 25 years of Nasen and are aimed at celebrating the work of those who make a real difference to Children & Young People with SEND.

The award was given to Landagate School, part of the Aspire Federation for demonstrating they have engaged positively with parents and carers of children and young people with SEND and shown improved outcomes for these children and young people and their families.



Cath Taylor – Executive Headteacher

“The Executive Headteacher Cath Taylor commended “We are exceptionally proud of everyone.  This amazing achievement is testimony to the fantastic staff team and our highly engaged and supportive parents who work relentlessly to promote the highest opportunities and achievements for our learners”.

That very same week Landgate School Catering team achieved the team of the year award from Metrofresh and was awarded the nationally accredited Leading Parent Partnership Nationally accredited award.


Kathy Claxton – Head of School

“We would like to thank the parents and carers of our school who have shown such great support and who engage and participate so positively in the life of the school. Without who this achievement would not have been possible!”


Elaine Brash – Co-Chair of Governors

“What a fantastic achievement, the governing body is delighted that the hard work and commitment of the staff and parents alike has been recognised in this way.  At the Aspire Federation we all appreciate and value the benefits that working in partnership bring in enabling us to put the learners at the heart of everything we do.  Congratulations to everyone involved.”


Further information can be found on the Nasen website