Head of ‘outstanding’ special school to joinS Young Epilepsy in September
Young Epilepsy has appointed Jonathan Sharpe as its new Principal.
Jon is currently Head Teacher of Brent Knoll School in the London Borough of Lewisham, rated
outstanding by Ofsted.
He will oversee St Piers Special School and St Piers Sure Start Centre as well as Young Epilepsy Further Education (FE) College.
Around 180 young people with learning disabilities attend the school and college, which are based on Young Epilepsy ’s 60 acre campus in Lingfield, Surrey.
Jon, who has particular expertise in supporting students with autism, said:
I am delighted to be joining Young Epilepsy, which has such a positive reputation in the special education sector. The challenge of running a school and an FE college was one I could not resist!
I was very impressed by the dedication of Young Epilepsy’s staff and the lively and diverse range of students. I look forward to joining Young Epilepsy in September.
Young Epilepsy’s Chief Executive, David Ford, said:
I am very pleased that Jon has agreed to join us. This is a new role which brings together the management of 230 staff across St Piers School and our FE College, and Jonathan’s dynamism and extensive experience in special education will be a real asset.
We look forward to welcoming him to Young Epilepsy.