Meet the Team
I am privileged and proud to have been appointed the interim principal at Grateley House School.
Having worked over thirty years for the company, in several schools, in a range of leadership roles, I am able to bring to the position the experience and skills to continue to develop the school and inspire both staff and students to achieve their personal best.
Our school values of “Be Kind, Be Brave, Be You” defines the aims and aspirations of the school and is at the heart of everything we strive to achieve.
We acknowledge the difficulties and challenges our students face but all staff will aim to get the best out of each and every student, encourage and challenge them to become more confident and resilient and provide the skills and a positive mindset they can take with them to become happy and active citizens in this ever-changing world.
Head of Education
George has over 20 years' experience of working with children and adults in both residential and education sectors. George is passionate about supporting young people to make the best possible progress in learning with a belief that young people can achieve a huge amount with their lives, wherever their starting point. He loves challenging students to reach their potential and wants education to be the building blocks for their future in the working world.
Interim Head of Care
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Telephone: 01264 889751
Jean is the Designated Safeguarding Lead for Grateley House School. She has worked in the UK independent sector where she has served as a Deputy Head, Acting Head and headed Departments of History, Philosophy and Ethics, Drama, English IB and IB Social Anthropology. She has served as a resident Assistant house mistress caring for pupils from years 9 to 6th form. She is a qualified teacher holding a BA(Hons), Higher Education Diploma (Postgrad) and MSc. She has taught both in the UK (maintained and independent) and abroad. She has a passion for keeping young people safe and empowering them to achieve their best.
Telephone: 0161 507 3723
Termly Governance Board meetings are held at Grateley House School to ensure that the management of the school is closely scrutinised and held to account in all areas of responsibility.
The agenda comprises of:
✓ Voice of the Child - student feedback
✓ Head Teachers Highlight Report outlining achievements, challenges and progress against the school improvement report
✓ Outcomes for Children and Young People - Care
✓ Outcomes for Children and Young People - Education
✓ Outcomes for Children and Young People - Therapy
✓ Commercial Performance
✓ Staffing and Personnel
✓ Estates Report
✓ IT report
The Governance Board contain key individuals from outside and within the school who attend this meeting each term and parental and staff feedback is always welcomed.