Grateley House School

Head Teacher

Dan Tresman

Dan is the Head Teacher at Grateley House School. He is a qualified Head Teacher, holding the National Qualification for Headship (NPQH). He is also a qualified teacher with significant experience in SEND. He is a qualified SENCO, holding the National SENCO Award. He has a proven track record at improving and developing specialist schools and securing good outcomes in OFSTED inspections. He has passion for securing outcomes for young people with a range of specialist educational needs.


Head of Care

Eva Pereira

"Eva Pereira is the Head of Care at Grateley House School. She has over 28 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."



Head of Education

George Fox

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.


General Enquiries


Telephone: 0161 507 3723


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


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.



Regional Education Lead

Lisa Lyon


As Regional Education Lead for the South AS team I have oversight of 5 schools and colleges of which Grateley House School is one. I took up this role in September 2020 having previously worked for Cambian for 3 years as Headteacher of one of their Complex Trauma Schools. I have a long history of working in specialist settings starting over 15 years ago in a Local Authority run SEMH residential special school in Birmingham, first as Assistant Headteacher before moving onto Headship in a neighbouring authority. These roles have certainly brought their challenges, not least moving one school from inadequate to Good with outstanding features.

My experience has taught me the value of team work in creating environments in which children and young people can thrive and achieve the best outcomes allowing them to move on to the next stage of education, employment or training. I am passionate about school improvement and empowering staff to work creatively. I have a real drive to develop trauma informed practice in all of my schools and ensure that students are supported to learn in an environment where there needs are met and understood.



Regional Care Lead

Sophie Wood


I took up this current post in April 2022, having spent the last 20 + years at Ofsted and previous inspectorates as a social care regulator.


I support the Registered Managers and Heads of Care associated with four schools in the South region, including Grateley House School, and I am enjoying putting my skills and experience of social care regulation, nursing and social work to good use.


Being closer to more direct practice with children and young people is a very rewarding aspect of this role and I consider myself lucky to be surrounded by a wide and diverse group of talented childcare professionals.