Leadership Team


Julie Slater - Chief Executive Principal

Julie Slater is the 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 at Outwood Grange Academy and has consi...

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Dr. Phil Smith - Executive Principal

Dr Philip Smith is an 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 ...

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Mrs 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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Mrs Gaunt - Principal

I have an unshakable belief that children are entitled to outstanding education, irrespective of their background, disability, starting point or postcode. It was this that motivated me to teach after a successful career as a senior manager in indu...

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Danielle Sheehan - 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 when students learn from one...

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Mr Evans - Vice Principal

Having studied my degree at Carnegie and later qualifying as a PE teacher from Bedford I started my teaching career in Chesterfield. From there I moved to Edward Sheerien School in Barnsley where I was Head of both the PE and PSHE departments. I b...

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Mr Grant - Associate Vice Principal and Strategic Lead for Post 16 Doncaster

Having originally starting my working life in management I took the decision to make a career change and trained as a PE Teacher at High Ridge Sports College. After I completed my training I moved to Foxhills Technology College in 2004. During tho...

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Mrs Godfrey - Vice Principal

After graduating from Hull University I went on to be a senior manager for several years in the telecom industry before deciding on a career in teaching. I trained at Sheffield Hallam University and my teaching career began in 2007 as a Maths tea...

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Miss Gatt - Assistant Principal

Assistant Principal

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Mrs Flack - Assistant Principal

After graduating from Sheffiled Hallum University with a Mathematics degree I embarked on my teacher training. I started my journey at Maltby Academy and quickly knew that education and supporting young people through school was the only career fo...

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Mr R Tingle - Associate Assistant Principal

After studying in Lancaster I was unsure of which career path to choose. To begin with I worked in HR, Quality Assurance and Insurance but knew these were not for me. On embarking on a career in teaching I worked at Mexborough School (now The L...

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Mrs C Asquith - Associate Assistant Principal

Associate Assistant Principal

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Mrs E Worker - SENDCo


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Mrs H Arnold - Associate Assistant Principal

Associate Assistant Principal

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Mrs J South - Associate Assistant Principal

Associate Assistant Principal

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Miss J Birkinshaw - Business Manager

Business Manager

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Abigail Sayers - Director of Maths

Abigail Sayers studied Mathematics at University of Leeds and completed her Masters in 2004. Inspired by her own educational experiences she embarked on her PGCE training and successfully passed in 2005. She worked at an inner city school in Leeds...

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Adam Singleton - Associate Director of Science

Adam Singleton is the associate director of Science for the Southern Region of the Trust. He has previously been a subject specialist and SLE. Adam has been a head of department for Outwood Academy Danum for 3 years, during that time the School mo...

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Emily Benson - Associate Director of Humanities

Emily is an Associate Director of Humanities and passionate Geography specialist working in Humanities across Outwood Grange Academies Trust. Emily has a BSc in Geography from the University of Manchester and has completed her NPQML. Prior to this...

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Jessica Thomas - Associate Director of MFL

Jessica is Associate Director of MFL, supporting the delivery of languages across the Trust. She is also a GCSE Spanish examiner for AQA. Prior to joining the Trust in 2018, she was Head of Modern Foreign Languages at a school in Dudley, West Midl...

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Katharine Beckett - Associate Director of English

Katharine Beckett began her career a teacher of English in 1999. In 2004, she was promoted to Lead Teacher of KS4 and in 2009 became Head of English. In 2012 she joined OGAT as Head of English at Outwood Academy Brumby. In 2016 she was promoted to...

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Louise Whilde - Associate Director of Humanities

Louise is an Associate Director of Humanities and passionate History specialist working in Humanities across Outwood Grange Academies Trust. She has a BA in History from the University of Liverpool. Prior to this role Louise was a successful Head ...

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