Headteacher, London, SW18 3TB

Closing date:Expiring soon

Garratt Park SchoolLondon, SW18 3TB

Date posted:
Start date: Required for Easter 2019 if possible, or September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £97,459 - £108,048 per annum
Contract term: Permanent

The Governors, staff and young people of this outstanding special needs school welcome applications for the position of Headteacher following the retirement of our long-serving Headteacher in August 2017.

Garratt Park, in partnership with home and the wider community, is committed to providing high-quality, challenging and exciting teaching and learning.  Within a happy, caring and supportive environment, we provide for young people with Moderate Learning Difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Speech, Language and Communications difficulties.     

Garratt Park School is recognised as a Maths and Computing Specialist School.  We are an inclusive community, this is recognised by the Rights Respecting UNICEF Award.  We provide opportunities for all our learners, covering a wide range of accreditations including GCSE, Entry Level, BTEC, Duke of Edinburgh Award and ASDAN.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be a dynamic and inspirational leader and an experienced communicator dedicated to implementing the school’s vision
  • Have the passion, enthusiasm and energy to inspire the young people and community at Garratt Park to reach their full potential.
  • Rise to the challenge of maintaining and enhancing educational standards for the complex educational needs of our diverse range of children.

A visit to the school is essential where you will be given a warm welcome.  Please contact Tina Avern, School Business Manager, on 020 8946 5769 to arrange an appointment.

We encourage applicants to make on-line applications wherever possible. For further information and to apply on-line visit https://jobs.richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk/.  If you have any questions please contact Lesley Lynch Senior HR Officer, on 020 8871 8273 or e-mail csschools@wandsworth.gov.uk. 

If you choose to submit your application by email rather than using our online website, completed applications should be submitted to: csschools@wandsworth.gov.uk. Please call to confirm the receipt of your application. 

For further information on this role and the school, please view our website at www.garrattpark.wandsworth.sch.uk

Closing Date: Sunday 18th November 2018 (at midnight) 

Interview date: Monday 03 December 2018

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 



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Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Waldron Road, Earlsfield, Wandsworth, London, London, SW18 3TB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 89465769
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Our Mission Statement
Garratt Park School aims to enable young people to achieve their fullest potential through a broad and balanced curriculum.

All members of the school have the right to experience success within a caring community which recognises...