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Radlett Lodge School

Welcome to Radlett Lodge School


Hello and welcome to our website,

As the newly appointed Principal for Radlett Lodge School, I am delighted to be leading such a forward thinking, inclusive school which embraces and promotes the values of the National Autistic Society ensuring that we create a society that works for autistic people.  

My twenty-five years teaching experience as a qualified teacher have enabled me to work with children and young people aged from 3-25 as well as adults.  Some of the varied roles I have had as a teacher include: Class Teacher, ELKLAN tutor, Early Years Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator, Advisory Teacher for Learning and Behaviour Support, Inclusion Manager and Special Educational Needs Coordinator for a Junior School, Key Stage 3 Coordinator for Years 7, 8 and 9, Assistant Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher.  

I have worked extensively in primary schools, secondary schools and most recently as Headteacher at Blanche Nevile School for Deaf Children aged 3-16.  My post before Headteacher was that of Deputy Headteacher at Shaftesbury High School; an ‘outstanding’ special educational needs and disabilities high school in the London Borough of Harrow for students aged 11-19.  My experience includes working with pupils with autism as well as the following needs:  communication, learning, behavioural, medical, physical, sensory, emotional, hearing impairments and visual impairments.

In November 2015 I was invited to Estonia by their Ministry of Education with a colleague to talk about the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Code of Practice, provision for students with SEND and parental engagement and involvement.  Having completed the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) and MA Education (Autism), I will utilise my strategic leadership skills, knowledge and expertise to further enhance and develop the best possible outcomes and post 16 opportunities for the pupils of Radlett Lodge School together with the support of their families, the staff, the Governing Body and wider community.

I look forward to meeting the Radlett Lodge School community and the opportunities and challenges ahead that will enable us to prepare the pupils of Radlett Lodge School for their adulthood. As a Mum of three daughters, I appreciate the privileges of parenthood and how they are complemented by everyone we share our children’s journeys with.

Warm wishes,

Geraldine Mendonça
MA Education, B.Ed, NPQH. 



"Radlett Lodge School understands and supports my child in the most wonderful way. He receives superb care and attention by the wonderful staff there. As parents, we think that the school is amazing and we have the utmost confidence in it."