Alison Jerrard is the Co-Founding Headteacher of Teach Wimbledon, and Headteacher of Ricards Lodge High School, a larger than average maintained comprehensive school for girls in the London Borough of Merton, with a co-educational sixth form. The school was judged Outstanding by Ofsted in November 2017.
Alison has held her prestigious post since 2005 with the school rising from Good to Outstanding underneath her leadership. Prior to this, Alison was a Senior Teacher and Deputy Head at Southfields Academy in Wandsworth, a Head of Year at Burntwood School, Wandsworth and started her own flourishing career in the early 90s as a History teacher at Ricards Lodge High School having graduated with a BA(Hons) History and then PGCE History and RE from Exeter University.
Alison’s commitment to educating successful women of the future however does not stop there, and she is currently a Women Leading in Education coach, a member of the SSAT Leading Edge Steering Group and a coach on an SSAT Leadership programme. Locally, Alison is a member of the Merton Safeguarding Children Partnership, Merton Attain, Merton Special Training Association and a coach on the SWELSP preparation for Headship programme.
After graduating from the University of St Andrews with an MA in French and German in 2014, Stephanie went on to complete her PGCE at one of Teach Wimbledon’s partner universities, University College London.
Stephanie has since gained substantial experience working as a Teacher of Modern Languages at schools in both Hertfordshire and north London, before joining the Teach Wimbledon family in 2021.
In her current role as Initial Teacher Training Coordinator, Stephanie is primarily responsible for both recruitment and marketing, and supporting our trainees throughout the course of their training year.