Leadership Team

Chief Executive Principal, Executive Principal, Associate Executive Principal & Academy Principal

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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

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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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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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Tom Watson (Acting Vice Principal)

Acting Vice 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...

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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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Tom Witts (Acting Assistant Principal)

Acting Assistant Principial

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Amber Foster (Associate Assistant Principal)

Associate Assistant Principal - Deep Learning

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Louise Nicholas (Associate Assistant Principal)

Associate Assistant Principal - Deep Support

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Sian Hodkin (Associate Assistant Principal)

Associate Assistant Principal - Deep Experience

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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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Directors

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Claire Attrill - Regional SEND Officer

Claire Attrill has a degree in human psychology and a Post Graduate Certificate in Special Educational Needs Coordination. She has worked with children and young people with special educational needs over the past 10 years across a variety of sect...

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Melissa Wilkinson Regional Director of Attendance

Regional Director of Attendance

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Charlotte Thornton - Associate Director of Mathematics

Associate Director of Mathematics

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Louise Turner Associate Director of Science

Associate Director of Science

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Ranbir Davies - Associate Director of English

Associate Director of English

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Kate Wilson - Director of Humanities

Kate is the Senior Director of Humanities and SLE responsible for the delivery of History and Geography across the trust. She has a BA in History and MA in Teaching Studies from the University of York. Prior to this role, Kate was a successful H...

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Ben Barnes - Director of Computer Science

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 Outwood Grange Academy in Wakefield. Be...

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Jonathan Morgan - Senior Director of Art

Jonathan 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 Scalby School in Scarborough where he ta...

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