Leadership Team


Julie Slater (Regional CEO)

Julie Slater is a 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...

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Dr Philip 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 Janu...

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Carolyn 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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Steve Roberts (Principal)

Steve Roberts is the Principal of the academy. 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 year...

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Senior Leadership Team


Rachel Edwards (Vice Principal)

Vice Principal - DEEP Experience - Head of Sixth Form. 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...

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Clare Schulze (Vice Principal)

Vice Principal - DEEP Support I have worked for Outwood Grange Academies Trust since 2015 holding various roles. As Acting Vice Principal for Deep Support, I am responsible for behaviour and safety; attendance and inclusion; Praising Stars© i...

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Tom Watson (Assistant Principal)

Assistant Principal - Deep Experience. Having graduated from the University of Exeter with an Exercise and Sports Science honours degree I trained to become a Teacher of Physical Education at Nottingham Trent University via the Schools Direct P...

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Andy Tice (Assistant Principal)

Assistant Principal - DEEP Learning I have been teaching at Outwood Academy Newbold since 2010 and spent three and a half years as the Head of PE. In my time here I have seen a lot of change and am proud to see how the academy has grown from stre...

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Helen Atkins (Business Manager)

Business Manager. Having worked for Derbyshire County Council supporting secondary schools administratively throughout Derbyshire for a number of years, I wanted to experience education at its best. I joined Newbold in 2008 as the Headteacher's...

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