Clare Ratcliffe

Co-Founder / Registered Manager


Experienced Registered Manager of a large Residential Special School with 15 years outstanding senior leadership experience, providing the vision and direction required to ensure the highest quality education, care and therapy for children with complex needs. Proven track record of dramatically improving outcomes for the most challenging and vulnerable children in our society.  Possessing the required enthusiasm, vision, drive, empathy and strategic planning necessary to create, develop and oversee innovative specialist provision.


Career History & Qualifications 

BSc (Information Systems, Criminology), Level 5 Leadership and Management, Level 5 Supervision and Management, Level 5 Safeguarding and Level 3 Residential Child Care.

Hopedale House – Registered Manager, previous Deputy Care Manager for 6 years.

Previous roles include: Family Support, Youth Worker, Inclusion Coordinator, Contact Officer and Behaviour Management Consultant.


Clare has a passion for cooking, travel and fashion.