Meet the Team
I am privileged and proud to have been appointed the 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.
Head of Care
I have enjoyed working at Grateley House School/Stratford Lodge for over 15 years. In this time I have undertaken many roles ranging from Learning Support Worker through to Registered Manager and my current role as Head of Care. I am proud to have been part of Grateley House School during this period, to have seen so many young people progress, and to have supported them on their individual pathways into adulthood. The world has changed a great deal in this time but the ethos and commitment of GHS has remained consistent throughout, always striving to support our young people to achieve their own personal best, whatever that may be.
Prior to joining Grateley House School I studied Early Years Education combined with Social Care Studies at the University of Winchester, part of the draw of working in a specialist residential education setting such as GHS was the ability to put my study into practice on a daily basis. Working at GHS, I was not only able to do this but to continue to learn and build my knowledge and understanding, be that organically through direct practice or through the many CPD opportunities offered by the service.
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.