Principal and Executive Principals


Melissa Brant-Smith

Associate Principal. I graduated from The University of Manchester in with a BA Hons Drama Degree. During that time I was an extra in Coronation Street and Hollyoaks and worked on some short films. Immediately after graduation I became a Drama I...

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Andrew Wappat

Executive Principal, Outwood Academy Redcar. I began my career in Middlesbrough as a Chemistry teacher in 1994, later becoming a Head of Chemistry, and then a Head of KS4 Science. Later I also picked up responsibility for raising boys' achievem...

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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 Stokes...

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Christina Malcolm

Assistant Principal – Deep Learning. I began my career in Birmingham in 2011 after completing my teacher training at The University of Birmingham. After my first year of teaching I became Assistant Head of House. After later moving to a different ...

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James Thynne

Assistant Principal - Deep Experience

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Joanne Cummings

Associate Assistant Principal After training in Newcastle I started my teaching career in Tamworth, Staffordshire before returning to teach in the North East. The majority of my teaching career has been at Outwood Academy Redcar and I have seen m...

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Rachel Smith

Associate Assistant Principal I started my career in 1996 in Bradford working in 2 schools with the challenging circumstances of inner city education. Over 80% of both schools spoke English as a second language and in my first school, Grange ...

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Stephanie Libbey

Associate Assistant Principal After completing my degree at Teesside University, I taught PE in a primary school in Middlesbrough through my links with the FA skills programme. Following this I trained to teach PE at Redcar Academy in 2012 throug...

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Dan Harrison

Inclusion Coordinator

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Alex House

School Business Manager for Outwood Academy Redcar and Outwood Academy Bydales, I started my employment with Outwood Grange Academies Trust in February 2017 and am proud to work for such a high achieving organisation that puts students first.

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