The AspirePlus Educational Trust is proud to share with our school communities, not one, but two fantastic success stories regarding one of the Trust’s Board of Directors, Barry Harwood.


Mr Harwood has recently been recognised for his tireless work championing equality and diversity, with an award at the recently held 2018 Stonewall North West Workplace Equality Awards. These awards celebrated the successes that organisations across the North West have achieved on LGBT workplace equality. Mr Harwood has been named North West Senior Champion of the Year and received his award at a recent ceremony.


Having just received and celebrated the North West Champion of the Year, the Trust was thrilled to learn that Mr Harwood had received another award. This latest success was an award from Manchester Metropolitan University for Outstanding Teaching Excellence for Employability in the 8th annual Teaching Awards, where a total of 11 awards were presented. The award was presented at a glittering ceremony last month. All nominations were made by the students of Manchester Metropolitan University. Mr Harwood commented “any award received is a wonderful accolade but to receive one nominated for by the students is even more special”.

The AspirePlus Educational Trust and staff and students from both Longdendale High School and Rayner Stephens High School would like to pass on their congratulations to Mr Harwood.


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