We use a research based approach to develop student mindset and character. 


The VESPA Concept grew from the award winning books published by Steve Oakes and Martin Griffin

Staff Training

Bespoke training programmes are available to ensure the VESPA programme can be embedded in your establishment

Tutor Resources

Based on the GCSE and A LEVEL mindset books, our presentations are designed to enable staff unfamiliar with the VESPA programme to deliver outstanding sessions to students.

Psychometric & Student Programme

Our validated psychometric test is used by schools all over the world to assess the study skills of students


We have been working in partnership with many schools since 2018, we have already made a significant impact


Enrolled Students 


Partner Schools


Staff Resource Packs


Psychometric Tests Completed


Trusted by over 80 Educational establishments across the world


Author / Researcher

Steve Oakes

Steve was the Assistant Director of the Blue Coat Sixth Form for eight years. He has a passion for sports psychology and improving students' performance through changing attitudes. He has developed programmes to improve student mindsets across all key stages  including a Y8 Ignite Curriculum, Y11 'Boys on Board Programme', KS4 Mental Toughness and the A Level Mindset. Steve is currently completing a PhD in VESPA at MMU.

Author / Trainer

Martin Griffin

Martin is a writer and educational speaker. He was previously Deputy Head Teacher at the Blue Coat School in Oldham, and Head of Sixth Form Education. He’s been a head of department and head of faculty and has a keen interest in  raising attainment through culture and expectations.

Digital Services

Tony Dennis

Tony has over 20 years experience, undertaking a number of different roles, including Head of 6th Form  and Director of Specialism. He is an advocate of digital learning and a google certified educator. He has extensive experience developing digital learning programmes and has been responsible for developing our digital offer, including the VESPA Psychometric and Tutor resources.


VESPA Mindset
Unit 26933, PO Box 4336,
Manchester, M61 0BW


Email: [email protected]
Phone: +44 (0) 754 3274 135

Get in touch, we would love to hear from you!