Head Teacher

Garratt Park School, London, SW18 3TB

This job expired on 20 February 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    20 February 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    27 January 2022

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Contract type



£91,955 - £104,211 per annum (Pay range L29 – L35a - Inner London)

Head Teacher job summary

We are a unique, student-centric Wandsworth school for children and young people aged 11-19 with moderate learning difficulties, autistic spectrum disorder, speech, language and communication difficulties and a variety of other Special Educational Needs (SEN). We work with up to 215 students.

We offer a friendly and inclusive working environment and the chance to be part of a fantastic multidisciplinary team, who work hard and support each other to deliver personalised, bespoke education & care. You will have a supportive, knowledgeable Governing Body. We have an excellent Leadership Group, dedicated staff and students who want to achieve the best they can to enable them to be successful in the next phase of their lives. In the context of a strong foundation, Garratt Park’s Governing Body and Leadership team are excited to develop the School even further. This is a period of positive change as we strive to be the best we can be.

If you think you could make a difference and would like to join this amazing school then please see our brochure, together with application form below. The deadline for us to receive your completed application is midnight on Sunday 20 February 2022.

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About Garratt Park School

School type
Special school, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
School size
211 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Contact phone number
0208871 8273

We are a special school for students aged 11-19 with moderate learning difficulties. Around half have ASD, and one third have input from our own speech and language and occupational therapy team. They are from a diverse range of cultures and backgrounds: more than half are from ethnic minority groups, and nearly half attract pupil premium.

We are located near Earlsfield station, which has excellent links with central London and Surrey. The local area is culturally rich.

Our chief aims are:

To prepare our students for full social inclusion, because students are at the centre of all we do.

Provide a range of academic and practical accreditations from Entry Level to GCSE. All students take the Duke of Edinburgh Award and the Personal Development Programme.

Offer experiences in the local community, including college placements, work experience and a wide variety of trips and visits. We have formed links with Tate Modern, the Oval and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and others.

Ensure that our students go to college or into work when they leave us; over 5 years, 97% have found appropriate placements.

Our staff are a culturally diverse group with varied experience in primary and secondary mainstream schools, as well as in special schools. The staff is highly supportive, and teachers value the support of teaching assistants, therapists, learning mentors and literacy support specialists. The Leadership Group provides strong support and direction.

The school is a highly popular choice amongst parents, both in Wandsworth and in surrounding authorities. Our funded number has increased over the last year. We are always over-subscribed, and currently have 212 students in 210 funded places.

Relationships in the school are founded on our UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools Award, which also underpins our Good Behaviour Policy.

Arranging a visit to Garratt Park School

We strongly encourage you to visit the School to help you prepare for your application. You are assured of a warm welcome. Visits can be arranged by Tina Avern, School Business Manager, on 020 8946 5769 or by email to tinaavern@garrattpark.wandsworth.sch.uk

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