Leadership Team


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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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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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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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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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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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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Andy Tice (Associate Assistant Principal)

Associate Assistant Principal - DEEP Experience. I have been teaching at Newbold for the last seven years and have been Head of Physical Education for the past three. In my time here I have seen a lot of change and am proud to see how the acade...

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Fil Thurlow (Associate Assistant Principal)

Associate Assistant Principal - DEEP Support. After leaving university I spent 10 years working for numerous companies within the Computing industry undertaking various roles from database administration, systems analysis and application devel...

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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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