Specialist Education

Principal

Mark McQuillan

Telephone: 01264 889751

"Mark McQuillan has a background in engineering and trained to be a Science Teacher. He has over 17 years of experience in special education. He has taught in mainstream schools and in a range of different special needs provisions, including residential schools. He has experience of Senior Management and operational roles with independent providers of care and education. He has previously worked at another Cambian school in the role of Interim Prinicipal. Mark believes in striving to ensure that the whole staff team provide the best opportunities and outcomes for all students."

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Deputy Head (Care)

Rebecca Heath

Telephone: 01264 889751

"Rebecca Heath is the Deputy Head (Care). Her experience stems from 30 years of working with vulnerable young people. She has a strong background within Health and Social Care and is a trained Social Worker. Rebecca is passionate about facilitating and enabling young people to achieve the very best of outcomes, academically, emotionally and socially.

 

Rebecca believes in giving our young people the chance to participate in positive experiences that provide memories for a life time and may not ordinarily be available to them. These are the stepping stones to be able to contribute successfully for the community."

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Deputy Head (Education)

James Lynch

Telephone: 01264 889751

"James Lynch is a self-motivated and dynamic Special Educational Needs Senior Leader with over 17 years experience in SEN. After an initial career in the Parachute Regiment, he qualified with a BA Honours degree and PGCE in Secondary PE. From working in both mainstream secondary and SEN settings he has never drifted away from his relentness pursuit to fulfill a lifelong goal of developing life changing education for students with complex social, emotional and behavioural difficulties; building positive relationships with a structured learning environment for the most vulnerable of students.

 

He has delivered a learning community that encouraged success, equipped students with the right tools to be positive individuals in society today and created a future of hope, while offering cutting edge educational programmes with the vision and leadership required to guarantee the highest quality of education."

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Registered Care Manager

Eva Pereira

Telephone: 01264 889751

"Eva Pereira is the Registered Care Manager at Stratford Lodge, the Sixth Form satellite base of Grateley House School. She has over 23 years' experience of working with vulnerable children and young adults. Eva is passionate about enabling and supporting students to be as independent as possible within their lives, ensuring they are given opportunities and experiences that make them step outside their comfort zones and challenges them to holistically further their personal development."

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General Enquiries

Email: cambianeducation@cambiangroup.com

Telephone: 0800 138 1184

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Governance Board

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

 

Chair of the board is Chris Strong who is contactable here or by phone: 0208 735 6150

 

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.