Leadership Team

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Julie Slater

Julie Slater is a 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 consider...

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Martyn Oliver

Martyn Oliver is the Chief Executive Officer of Outwood Grange Academies Trust (OGAT). Martyn is the Accounting Officer and a National Leader of Education for OGAT and is an experienced Executive Principal having led a number of the Outwood a...

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Sabiha Laher

Sabiha Laher is an Associate Executive Principal who has responsibility for Outwood Grange Academy and Outwood Academies Carlton and Shafton. She has been at Outwood Grange Academy since 2001 and worked closely with Sir Michael and Martyn Oliver o...

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Senior Leadership Team

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Claire Lee

Associate Assistant Principal - Deep Learning. I began my teaching career as a student in the first OGAT School Direct cohort in 2013. Since then I have been employed by Outwood Grange Academy as a Teacher of Biology. After my NQT year I held va...

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Janet Levitt

Director of Attendance and Student Welfare - I was appointed as Director of Attendance and Student Welfare in 2010 and became part of the Academy’s Senior Leadership Team. I have worked in the education sector since 1996 and within the Educati...

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Kathryn Slater

Associate Assistant Principal in Deep Leadership I was employed by Outwood Grange in 2006 as a learning support assistant for a year. I then completed my teacher training at Outwood and was employed as a fully qualified teacher the following ye...

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Lauren Bligh-McCann

Associate Assistant Principal. In 2013 I started teacher training and completed my first placement at Outwood Grange Academy. I was then employed by Outwood Grange Academy in 2014 as a Biology Teacher and was very privileged to take on Head of Bi...

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Lee Woods

Associate Assistant Principal. In 2014 I started teacher training and completed my first placement at Outwood Grange Academy. I was then employed by Outwood Grange Academy in 2014 as an English Teacher, responsible for teaching all key stages....

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Lisa Davies

Business Manager. I joined the Academy Senior Leadership Team in March 2013, having extensive experience in both Business and HR Manager Roles in my previous employment. I am the lead at the Academy for all matters related to Human Resources in...

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Melinda McAuley

Vice Principal. I started my career as a teacher of history and then taught history in Athens, Greece, for four years. After working at schools in Doncaster and Hull I joined Outwood Grange Academy in 2009 as Director of Sixth Form and, since...

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Michelle Colledge-Smith

Vice Principal 0.6 Associate Principal 0.4 - Deep Support. I began at the Academy in 2001 as an NQT. My first role was teacher of Religious Studies and IT. I enjoyed this role very much and wanted to be a bigger part of students’ lives. In J...

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Nicola Thomas

Vice Principal - Deep Learning. I have been teaching within the Outwood Grange Academies trust for 13 years and I now have the privilege of leading on teaching and learning as a Vice Principal. I am responsible for ensuring that the learning ex...

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Paul Benson

Assistant Principal – Deep Learning & Deep Support. I was recently appointed Assistant Principal in 2014 having previously taught in Halifax as a Lead Teacher. Throughout my time as a Lead Teacher I was responsible for raising standards in teachin...

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Richard Larder

Associate Vice Principal – Deep Learning I started my teaching career as a peripatetic music teacher working in Wakefield and Barnsley before moving into classroom teaching at Edward Sheerien School in Barnsley in 2005. I moved through middle l...

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