Leadership Team

Principal and Executive Principal


Dr Philip Smith

Dr Philip Smith is an Executive Principal. Dr Smith has a degree in Theoretical Physics and later went on to achieve a Masters in School Leadership and a Doctorate in Transformational Leadership of Schools. Dr Smith was Deputy Headteacher at...

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Julie Slater

Julie Slater is Regional CEO 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 considerable experience of workin...

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Senior Leadership Team


Adrian Conyers

Adrian Conyers is Assistant Principal of Deep Learning and Deep Experience. He is responsible for the Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance available to students. He Co-ordinates Performance Management for staff and develops, monitors ...

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Carol Gill

Role: Strategic leadership of all systems and procedures across Outwood Academy City, Outwood Academy Portland and Outwood Academy Valley. I work with staff on all aspects of inclusion, intervention, attendance and behaviour. Specific priorities...

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Claire Attrill

Claire Attrill is Inclusion Coordinator at Outwood Academy Portland and is a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Claire leads the Inclusion and SEND team to provide accessibility for learning which enables the best possible outcomes for all stud...

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Darren Smith

Vice Principal - Outwood Academy Portland & Outwood Academy Valley I have been in the teaching profession for the past 13 years. I joined Outwood Academy Valley in June 2014 as an Assistant Principal and now work as a Vice Principal across Wor...

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David Sim

David Sim is the Vice Principal for Deep Experience.

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Donna Thomas

Associate Assistant Principal - Deep Learning. Responsible for lesson observation criteria, SMSc auditing and taking teachers from good to outstanding.

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Emma Ferrarelli

Emma Ferrarelli is an Assistant Principal and works across Deep Learning and Deep Support. She is responsible for sharing best practice across the academy and the development of newly qualified teachers (NQT). Within Deep Support Emma is Transitio...

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Gareth Turner

Assistant Principal in Deep Learning and Deep Support – I joined Outwood Academy Portland as a NQT in 2006. During my time, I’ve held different roles and leadership positions. At present I’m responsible for sharing best practice across the academy...

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Gavin Swinscoe

Associate Principal I began my teaching career in 2002 as a PE teacher following my graduation from Loughborough University. After 18 months I gained promotion to Head of Department at Valley School, Worksop. When we joined Outwood Grange Academi...

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Jo Cutts

Jo Cutts is Associate Assistant Principal for Deep Support. She oversees the Yr 11 mentoring programme, holiday intervention, the health and wellbeing of students and promoting event such as information evening. 'I have had the privilege of workin...

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Marie Sly

Marie Sly is an Assistant Principal and works across Deep Experience and Deep Support.

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Michelle Longmore

Vice Principal for Deep Learning- I joined the teaching profession in 2006, when I started as a teacher of Drama. Since 2010 I have held various different leadership positions at Outwood Academy Valley, Worksop and Outwood Grange Academy, Wakefiel...

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Stephen Lambert

Stephen Lambert is the Business Manager for the academy and has responsibility for staffing, premises, HR, payroll and recruitment. He joined us in March 2013 having worked as a School Business Manager in Lincolnshire for 3 years. He has nearly 30...

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Tracey Allport

Tracey Allport is a member of the Senior Leadership Team and works across the Outwood Academies in the south cluster as Regional SEND Director. As a qualified teacher, she has worked in Bassetlaw secondary schools for over 10 years, predominantly ...

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