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Head Teacher - Garratt Park School

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

Full Time, Permanent

Start date –September 2022

The Governors of Garratt Park School are looking for an inspiring, committed and dynamic individual to become our next Head. They will be brave, innovative and values-driven. Any Head of Garratt Park must care deeply about education and particularly the importance of special educational learning. The ideal candidate must be Compassionate, Honest, Inspirational, Respectful as well as someone who commands Respect, and act with all times in line with our values.

Our students are at the centre of everything we do.

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.

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

An information pack, including a Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded below.

Alternatively, please contact Lesley Lynch Senior HR Officer, on 020 8871 8273 or email:  to receive an application pack or with enquiries regarding the application process.

Completed applications should be submitted to: .

Please call 020 8871 8270 or email and confirm the receipt of your application if you haven’t received a response once you have send your application.

Closing Date: 20 February 2022 (at midnight)

Interview date: 10 March 2022

Garratt Park celebrates diversity, equality and inclusion in all that we do. We are working hard to increase the diversity of our workforce by recruiting, developing and retaining the most talented people of all backgrounds and valuing the varied skills, experiences and perspectives they can bring to reflect the diverse community we serve. We strive to ensure that applicants are considered solely based on their skills and abilities. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, including Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, and disabled people.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Please note that we do not accept CVs

Garratt Park School

Waldron Road, London, SW18 3TB

Tel:   020 8946 5769


Headteacher: Michael Reeves

Current roll: 214


Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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