Leadership Team


Principal - Angela Hull

Having begun my career as a teacher of humanities in Sheffield, I moved to Lincolnshire in 1994 to take up a post as Head of Faculty at South Leys in Scunthorpe. After 13 years in post I moved to Outwood Academy Valley in the post of Deputy Headt...

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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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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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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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Senior Leadership Team


Cath Lewis

Vice Principal – Deep Support (SENDCo) I began working for Outwood Academy Adwick in 2009 as Second in Mathematics, after spending time working in Leeds as an Assistant Senco. Since then I have worked at a number of different Outwood Schools as ...

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Alex Warburton

Assistant Principal - Deep Experience - I gained my teaching qualification in Science, specialising in Chemistry, from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2005 and soon began my teaching career in Rotherham before obtaining a position in Pontefr...

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Oliver Hector

Assistant Principal - Deep Learning - After completing my degree and PGCE at the University of Hull, I took on a teaching post at Kelvin Hall School in Hull. In 2017 I moved to Outwood Academy Brumby to take up the position of Head of Department i...

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Danielle Sheehan

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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Paula Thomas

Paula Thomas - Business Manager

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Associate Assistant Principals


Scott Thomas

Associate Assistant Principal - Deep Learning After completion of my degree at Newcastle University in History and Politics, I trained to teach through Teach First at Havelock Academy, Grimsby. Whilst at the academy, I was promoted to Second in Hi...

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Justin Parkinson

Associate Assistant Principal - Deep Experience - After completion of my degree in Education Studies and Mathematics at Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln, I trained to teach at Kingswood Academy, Hull and Queen Elizabeth’s High School, Gain...

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Liam Jones

Associate Assistant Principal across Deep Learning/Deep Experience - After studying and working abroad and graduating with a first class honours degree in Modern Languages with TESOL, I trained as a teacher with Sheffield Teaching Schools Alliance...

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Amanda Healy-Gardner

Regional Director of maths - Since qualifying as a teacher in 2003 Amanda worked in schools in West Yorkshire for 11 years. Amanda held leadership positions in Maths departments for 9 of those years and with a Year 11 focus the teams achieved re...

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Heather Holmes

Regional Director of English - Heather Holmes began her career as a teacher of English in 2009. She was appointed as Head of English at Scalby School, Scarborough, in 2010, and has worked for Outwood Grange Academies Trust as a Director of Engli...

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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 yea...

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Nicola Harris-Jukes

Director of Modern Foreign Lanuages - Nicola is the Director of MFL responsible for supporting the Senior Director of MFL in delivering Languages across the Trust. She has a BA in Languages with Politics and Economics from the University of Westm...

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Jonathan Morgan

Senior Director of the Arts - Jonathan Morgan is the Senior Director of the Arts, responsible for the delivery of Art, Music, Drama and Dance within the trust. He began working with OGAT in 2011 whilst still working as Head of Creative Arts at Sca...

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Ben Barnes

Director of Computer Science (ICT) - Ben is the Director of Computer Science and SLE responsible for the delivery of the subject across the trust. He has a BSc in Computing from the University of Leeds and was a successful Head of Department at Ou...

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Emily Benson

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...

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