Leadership Team

Principal and Executive Principal


Carolyn Blundell - Associate Executive Principal

Carolyn Blundell is an associate executive principal who has responsibility for Outwood Academies Adwick and Danum. She has recently been appointed as a National Leader of Education and led, with Martyn Oliver, Outwood Academy Adwick on its journe...

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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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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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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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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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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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Thomas Daniels - Acting Assistant Principal Deep Support

From a young age I always had the dream of becoming a teacher. I graduated in 2010 from Leeds Metropolitan University where I studied Physical Education Leading to qualified Teacher Status. In 2012 I was appointed Teacher of Physical Education at ...

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Katie Brown - Business Manager

I have been Business Manager since December 2016 having previously been HR Assistant at Outwood Academy Adwick since September 2013 and working for the Trust as an admin assistant and payroll/personnel administrator since August 2011 based at Outw...

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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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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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