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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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 - Vice Principal

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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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 P Gidney - Associate Assistant Principal

Associate Assistant Principal p.gidney@danum.outwood.com

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