Leadership Team

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

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Julie Slater - Chief Executive Principal

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 - Executive Principal

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 academies within the Trust. Carolyn is as a National Leader of Education and led, with Martyn Oliver, Outwood Academy Adwick on its journey from requiring...

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Carol Gill - Executive Assistant

Role: Strategic leadership of all systems and procedures across Outwood Academy City, Outwood Academy Newbold, Outwood Academy Adwick, Outwood Academy Danum, Outwood Academy Brumby, Outwood Academy Foxhills, Outwood Academy Portland and Outwood Ac...

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Senior Leadership Team

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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 Senior Leadership...

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Emma Ricketts - Vice Principal

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 role...

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Danielle Sheehan - Regional Vice Principal

Regional Vice-Principal My name is Danielle Sheehan and I am excited to be undertaking the role of Vice Principal across the Southern Region. My remit is to ensure all schools are collaborative learning schools. I wholeheartedly believe that w...

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Shane Carter - Assistant Principal

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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Sarah Stokes - Assistant Principal

Assistant Principal - Deep Learning. I started my teaching career at Outwood Academy Portland as a teacher of Design and Technology. Driven by a need to inspire and raise the aspirations of students, I worked across The Deeps supporting and lea...

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Rebecca Copeland - Business Manager

Business Manager My career with Outwood Grange Academies Trust commenced in 2012 where I worked as PA to the Principal at Outwood Academy Valley. In December 2012, I was successfully promoted to the position of Business Manager. I moved to wo...

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Associate Assistant Principals

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Claire Bradbury - Associate Assistant Principal

Associate Assistant Principal - Deep Experience My teaching career began here at Outwood Academy Foxhills in 2002, where I was appointed as a teacher of Dance. Drama was introduced and the department delivered a KS4 curriculum allowing students...

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Abigail Hall - Associate Assistant Principal

Associate Assistant Principal - Deep Learning I started my journey into the teaching profession back in 2011, where I began my four-year Undergraduate Masters in Chemistry (MChem Chemistry) degree at The University of Hull. After completion in ...

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Rhya Houghton - Associate Assistant Principal

Associate Assistant Principal - Deep Support Following a degree in Geography and a PGCE from the University of Hull, I started my teaching career as a Teacher of Geography at Epsom and Ewell High School, Surrey. I then moved to Brinsworth Acad...

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Catia Vaz - Associate Assistant Principal

Associate Assistant Principal - Deep Learning & Deep Support My teaching journey began at the University of Birmingham. Whilst in Birmingham I studied French, Spanish and Italian for four years, prior to completing my Postgraduate Certificate ...

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Directors

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Melissa Wilkinson - Director of Attendance

Regional Director of Attendance

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Ben Barnes - Director of Computer Science

Director of Computer Science

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Kate Wilson - Director of Humanities

Director of Humanities

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Heather Holmes - Regional Director of English

Regional Director of English

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Amanda Healy Gardner - Regional Director of Maths

Regional Director of Maths

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Kirsty Thomas - Director of MFL

Director of Modern Foreign Languages

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Jonathan Morgan - Senior Director of Performing Arts

Senior Director of Performing Arts

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Erin Braithwaite - Director of Performing Arts

Director of Performing Arts

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Hayley Keenan - Regional Director of Science

Regional Director of Science

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Claire Attrill - Regional Inclusion & SEND Officer

Regional Inclusion & SEND Officer Claire Attrill - Regional SEND Officer Claire Attrill has a degree in human psychology and a Post Graduate Certificate in Special Educational Needs Coordination. She has worked with children and young people w...

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Associate Directors

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Tristan Kirkpatrick - Associate Director of Computer Science

Associate Director of Computer Science Tristan is an Associate Director of Computer Science and Head of the Computer Science Department at Outwood Grange Academy. Tristan splits his time between Outwood Grange Academy and working with departme...

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Katharine Beckett - Associate Director of English

Associate Director of English

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Nick Veal - Associate Director of Humanities

Associate Director of Humanities

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Stacey Atkins - Associate Director of Maths

Associate Director of Maths

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Nicola Harris Jukes - Associate Director of MFL

Associate Director of Modern Foreign Languages

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