Leadership Team


Julie Slater (Regional CEO)

Regional CEO for Outwood Grange Academies Trust, and a National Leader of Education. Julie has a proven track record of leading an ‘Outstanding’ school as Principal at Outwood Grange Academy and has considerable experience of working in school...

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Steve Roberts (Principal)

Principal. Previously Principal at Outwood Academy City. Degree and training was as a PE Teacher. My training was in Physical Education at University of Warwick and having worked in schools for nearly 25 years I have progressed through leadersh...

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Senior Leadership Team


Andy Scruby (Vice Principal)

Vice Principal - DEEP Support. I joined the teaching profession in 2004 as a newly qualified teacher of Music, leading to the role of Faculty Coordinator for Creative & Performing Arts. I have worked within the Outwood Family of Schools for 5 y...

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Chris Vallance (Assistant Principal)

Assistant Principal - Deep Experience. Having completed my PGCE at the University of Leicester in 2006 I worked as a teacher in Leicestershire before I was fortunate to secure a head of year post at Newbold Community School. I later went on to ...

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Clare Schulze (Assistant Principal)

Assistant Principal - Head of Sixth Form. As an Assistant Principal and Head of Sixth Form I am privileged to work closely with our students as they prepare to take their first steps into the world after Outwood Academy Newbold. I believe that...

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Jane Jones (Business Manager)

Business Manager. I have a long standing connection with The City School having attended as a pupil in the 1980's. I joined the City School staff in 2004 as the Examinations and Cover Manager after leaving my career at Royal Mail as a Finance a...

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Jayne Freeman (Associate Assistant Principal)

Associate Assistant Principal - DEEP Support. Awaiting biography...

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Kayleigh McWha (Associate Assistant Principal)

Associate Assistant Principal - DEEP Learning. Having completed my degree in English at Sheffield Hallam in 2011, I trained for a PGCE in Essex before returning to the North when I joined Outwood Academy Valley as a Teacher of English, before b...

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Paula Thompson (Associate Assistant Principal)

Associate Assistant Principal - DEEP Experience. I am responsible for raising aspirations and careers for all year groups. I also have the role of Sixth Form Learning Manager with a focus on academic progress. I started my career within marketi...

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Rachel Edwards (Vice Principal)

Vice Principal - DEEP Learning. After completing my degree in 2007 I spent two years working in schools, and working for the Educational Psychology Service in Scotland. Although I found this work rewarding I knew I wanted to be a fully qualifie...

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Sara Jenkins (Associate Assistant Principal)

Associate Assistant Principal - DEEP Learning. I have been teaching for 6 years and I am currently Head of Performing Arts as well as AAP for Deep Learning. I have a long connection with Newbold, attending as a student back in 2000-2007 and ret...

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Thomas Houlton (Assistant Principal)

Assistant Principal - DEEP Support & DEEP Experience. My key areas of responsibility within Deep Support are student progress and attainment, with a particular focus on Y11 students, and intervention strategies to ensure all students can be suc...

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