Leadership Team

Chief Executive Principal (Secondary), Executive Principal and Associate Executive Principal


Julie Slater

Chief Executive Principal, Secondary Julie Slater is a Chief Executive Principal, Secondary for Outwood Grange Academies Trust, and a National Leader of Education. She has a proven track record of leading an ‘Outstanding’ school as Principal a...

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Dr Philip Smith

Dr Philip Smith - Executive Principal. Dr Smith has a degree in Theoretical Physics, a Masters in School Leadership and a Doctorate in the Transformational Leadership of Schools. He was the Principal of Outwood Academy Portland from January 2...

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Carolyn Blundell

Associate Executive Principal Carolyn Blundell is an Associate Executive Principal who has responsibility for the Southern Region. She has recently been appointed as a National Leader of Education and led, with Martyn Oliver, Outwood Academy Ad...

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Senior Leadership Team


Darren Smith

Principal - My experience in the teaching profession has spanned over the last 15 years. I began my career in teaching in Nottinghamshire as an ICT teacher and then progressed to become the Lead of ICT and English, whilst being part of the Seni...

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Emma Ricketts

Vice Principal – Deep Support, SENCO, Designated Safeguarding Lead Having studied Biology at Salford University I completed the Graduate Teacher Programme. I started teaching Science at Foxhills (now Outwood Academy Foxhills) in 2004. I held ro...

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Lloyd Chapman

Assistant Principal - Deep Learning. I started teaching in 2010 as a teacher of ICT and Business Studies at Outwood Academy Adwick. After 2 years in that role I was appointed 2nd in department for ICT and Business studies before moving to Out...

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Shane Carter

Assistant Principal - Deep Experience. I started my teaching career within my chosen subject of PE 9 years ago here at Outwood Academy Foxhills. I have always had a keen interest in broadening my interests/skills within the profession, which ha...

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Associate Assistant Principals


Craig Hazlewood

Originally from Scunthorpe and having completed my degree in Maths at Newcastle University, I started teaching in 2005. Having progressed from an NQT to acting Head of maths at Oasis Academy Immingham, I joined Foxhills in 2013 as Head of maths. ...

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Nathan Robinson

Associate Assistant Principal - Deep Learning. Originally from Scunthorpe, having completed my Degree then PGCE in PE at the University of Southampton, I returned to take on the post as a newly qualified teacher here at Foxhills in 2002. Throug...

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Sue Walmsley

Associate Assistant Principal - Deep Support

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Tom Highnett

Associate Assistant Principal – Deep Support I started at Foxhills in 2013 and completed my teacher training through the Teach First Leadership Development Programme. Having trained as a Geography teacher, I took on the role of Head of Humanities...

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