Principal and Executive Principals

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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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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

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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 Stok...

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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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Craig Wright

Assistant Principal - Deep Learning. 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 teachin...

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Amy Melrose

Associate Assistant Principal. I began my career as an English teacher in 2014 after studying English at Teesside University then completing a PGCE at Durham University. In 2014, I secured my post at Redcar Academy which very quickly converted to ...

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Jack McGuire

Associate Assistant Principal: After graduating from Loughborough University with a BSc in Economics and Finance in 2012 Jack spent four years working in industry before making the decision to re-train as a teacher. Whilst completing a PGDE with...

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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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Joanne Buttery

Joanne began her career within the domestic utility industry and spent 12 years working in various roles. During this time she developed her expertise within HR, workforce planning, performance management and training. Joanne was responsible for c...

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