Leadership Team

Executive Principals and Principal


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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Dr. Phil 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 January ...

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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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Andy Scruby - Associate Principal

Having joined the teaching profession in 2004, I feel extremely privileged to be the Associate Principal at Outwood Academy Adwick. My role is to lead the school to ensure all students receive an excellent learning experience with opportunities t...

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Senior Leadership Team


James Broad - Vice Principal Deep Experience

Prior to being a Vice Principal, I was Assistant Principal and Director of Post-16 at Outwood Academy Adwick and, before working with the Outwood Family, was the Lead Geography Lecturer and a PGCE / PCET tutor at a further education college for ni...

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Victoria Gray - Vice Principal Deep Support

I began my career in 2005 after successfully completing a PGCE in Business Education. Since 2005 I have undertaken numerous leadership positions, including Head of Department and Assistant Principal across Doncaster and Scunthorpe schools. I am cu...

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Emma Ferrarelli - Associate Vice Principal

With a passion for high quality teaching and learning I joined Outwood Academy Adwick in 2019. I am proud to have the opportunity to lead on Deep Learning as Associate Vice Principal. I have been part of the Outwood family since 2014 as Assista...

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Tim Smeaton - Acting Associate Vice Principal

After completing my degree in Mathematics and Education with QTS at Sheffield Hallam University I started at Outwood Academy Adwick as an NQT in 2011. Throughout my time at Adwick I have lead on a wide range of responsibilities including attendanc...

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Emma Addy - Associate Assistant Principal

I first joined Outwood Academy Adwick in September 2010, where I completed my PGCE placement. I returned as a Newly Qualified Teacher in September 2011, teaching Business Studies and Information Communication Technology. I went on to teach across ...

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Neil Copsey - Assistant Principal Deep Support/Experience

After studying Medical Microbiology at the University of Leeds I worked in the private sector for four years. I then decided to complete a Secondary Science PGCE as I wanted to be part of a profession that made a positive difference on society. Th...

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Rebecca Bawamia - Assistant Principal Deep Learning/Support

I completed a degree in PE, Sport and Dance at Liverpool John Moores University and graduated in 2009. I spent a short time at Outwood Academy Valley before moving to Outwood Academy Adwick in 2011 as a teacher of PE. Since then, I have lead on a ...

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Robert Southern - Vice Principal Deep Learning

I completed my degree in Human Physiology before joining the teaching profession in 2004. I worked in a number of schools as a Teacher of Science with various additional responsibilities before joining Outwood Academy Portland as the Head of Scien...

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Kat Wood - Associate Assistant Principal Deep Experience

After completing my degree in French and German at University College London, I began my teaching career in 2012 at Sheffield Springs Academy as an unqualified MFL teacher through the Teach First programme. Whilst working at Sheffield Springs Acad...

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Richard Smith - Associate Assistant Principal Deep Support

After graduating in 2009 from the University of Leeds, I began working in education across several schools in Doncaster, until I gained a position at Outwood Adwick within the pastoral and inclusion team. A thirst for a new challenge led to me to ...

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Dionne Goodfellow - Associate Assistant Principal Deep Learning

After completing my degree in Podiatry at the University of Huddersfield I began my teaching career in 2016 at Outwood Academy Adwick as a teacher of Chemistry. During this time I have worked within Deep Learning as both Developing and Aspiring le...

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Laura Calton - Business Manager

Laura Calton is the Academy Business Manager. In addition to this Laura work as the Communications and Compliance Officer for Outwood Grange Academies Trust.

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