Principal and Executive Principals


Gemma Trattles

Gemma joined Outwood Grange Academies Trust as an Assistant Principal in 2014 then rapidly progressed to Vice Principal at Outwood Academy Ripon leading Deep Learning and Sixth Form initially before moving across to lead Deep Support. Gemma was ap...

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Mark Hassack

Mark Hassack – Executive Principal – Northern Region. Mark is the Executive Principal with responsibility for the northern region of Outwood Grange Academies Trust. He is also a National Leader of Education (NLE) and a National Leader of Govern...

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Andrew Wappat

Andrew Wappat is an Executive Principal with Outwood Grange Academies Trust, and Principal of Outwood Academy Normanby. He works alongside the Executive Principal for the northern region, Mark Hassack. He is a National Leader of Education. As a...

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Julie Slater

Julie Slater is 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 considerab...

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Leadership Team


Graham Skidmore

Vice Principal - Deep Support I started my teaching career at Nunthorpe School in 2005 as a teacher of drama, where I progressed to become Head of Drama, a post I held for 3 years. Following this I took a promoted post as Head of House at Stoke...

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Craig Wright

Craig began his career as a RE & Sociology teacher at Park View Community School after completing his PGCE at the University of Newcastle. During his time at Park View he developed a fascination with teaching and learning as well as gaining leader...

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James Thynne

Assistant Principal - Deep Experience. Having studied BSc Visualisation at Teesside University, specialising in Computer Animation, and then working in the IT Industry, I retrained as a teacher of ICT in 2004 at the Newlands School FCJ in Middl...

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Simon Haugh

Associate Assistant Principal After studying for a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with Honours at the University of Edinburgh in 2004 I started my career within Industry. I was quickly promoted into a management role before becoming a Direc...

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Dan Harrison

Inclusion Coordinator - After graduating with a BSc Honours degree in Sport Sciences, I worked with the Integrated Youth Support Service, supporting young people from deprived backgrounds in achieving their best possible outcomes. Following on f...

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Alex House

School Business Manager for Outwood Academy Redcar and Outwood Academy Bydales, I am proud to work for such a high achieving organisation that puts students first and transforms the life chances of so many young people. To support this goal, I str...

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