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


Danielle Sheehan - Regional Vice Principal

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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Emma Ferrarelli - Associate Vice Principal Deep Learning

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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Robert Southern - Vice Principal Deep Experience

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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Hannah Smith - Assistant Principal

I am extremely proud to have joined the OGAT family here at Adwick in 2019. I started my teaching career at Holgate School in Barnsley in 2008 having qualified with a degree in Physical Education and Youth Sport from Sheffield Hallam University. ...

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Nick Tweedale - Assistant Principal

I completed a degree in History at the University of Hull and graduated in 2007. I then completed my PGCE at the University of Leeds. I have worked at a number of schools as Head of History before joining Outwood Academy City in April 2017. At Out...

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Rebecca Bawamia - Assistant Principal

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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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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Kristina Carpenter - Associate Assistant Principal

I began my career in 2013 after successfully completing a PGCE in Music Education. Since 2013 I have taught and developed music in a number of schools, recently gaining international Musical Futures Champion School status. Furthermore, I have und...

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Victoria Swiffen-Laing - Associate Assistant Principal

I studied a BA Hons degree with QTS in Physical Education at Liverpool John Moores University. I knew from a young age I wanted to be a teacher and help transform young lives. I have worked in the Outwood family for four years, firstly working in ...

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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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Aalok Kanwar

Associate Director of Science

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Amanda Heeley-Gardner

Regional Director of Maths

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Jessica Thomas

Associate Director of MFL

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Louise Walker

Associate Director of English

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Louise Whilde

Associate Director of Humanities

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Sam Wigfield

Associate Director of English

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Stacey Atkins

Associate Director of Maths

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