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 2012 to September 2017 - during this time the academy moved from Special Measures to Outstanding in every category and achieved a Progress 8 score that placed it within the top 10 schools in England.
At the same time, from September 2014 to September 2017, Dr Smith was also Principal of Outwood Academy Valley; this was graded Outstanding in every category in May 2017.
In 2016, the GCSE results placed Outwood Academy Portland and Outwood Academy Valley's attainment as the top two performing academies in Nottinghamshire, with 88% of students achieving a Grade C or above in English and Maths at Portland and 86% at Valley.
Since September 2017 Dr Smith has been an Executive Principal for Outwood Grange Academies Trust, with responsibility for the Southern Region.