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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Lisa Allott - Principal

I began my teaching career in 1996 after completing a degree in Accountancy and a PGCE in Business Education at Huddersfield University. I have now worked in five Local Authorities (Kirklees, Sheffield, Wakefield, Barnsley and now Doncaster) gain...

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Senior Leadership Team


Amanda Bate - Vice Principal Deep Learning

I started teaching in 2001 after gaining a PGCE in Biology at Leeds University. Over the last 15 years I have worked solely in Doncaster secondary schools and I am passionate about improving the life chances of all Doncaster students. In 2007 I ...

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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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Will Pratt - Vice Principal Deep Support

My roots in education have been forged through the Outwood ethos, having trained at Outwood Grange Academy as part of my PGCE. I then enjoyed 5 years teaching at the Outwood Grange Academy before having a years teaching in Australia at the Scot's ...

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Jon Smith - Acting Assistant Principal Deep Learning/Experience

I began my teaching career in 2006 having previously gained my teaching qualifications at the University of Huddersfield. Starting out as a newly qualified teacher I taught initially at Wickersley School and Sports College for 2 years before movin...

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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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Tim Smeaton - Assistant Principal Deep Experience/Learning

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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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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Alexandra Cox - Associate Assistant Principal

I started working at Outwood Academy Adwick in 2009, as part of the Humanities team, leading on Psychology and teaching Health and Social Care and I have carried out a variety of roles, working across all of the Deeps. This year my Senior Leade...

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Becky Brown - Associate Assistant Principal Deep Experience

I graduated in 2005 from the University of Leeds with a degree in Biochemistry and have worked in various Wakefield schools before starting with the Trust in 2009 and moving to Outwood Academy Adwick in July 2016. I have worked within the Deeps an...

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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 Dobson - 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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