Leadership Team


Brian Kelly

Brian Kelly - Principal I am hugely proud to be Principal of Outwood Grange Academy and work alongside the talented and dedicated staff we have. As an English teacher, I wanted young people to have their minds and lives expanded by a love of re...

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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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Senior Leadership Team


Richard Larder

Vice Principal – Deep Experience Richard started his teaching career as a peripatetic music teacher before moving into classroom teaching in 2005. Moving through middle leadership quickly, he became Assistant Principal in 2011 in charge of Curr...

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Christina Woods

Christina Woods - Associate Assistant Principal. I started working at Outwood Grange Academy in 2012 as a Learning Support Assistant. The following year I was appointed as a Cover Supervisor and gained a lot of whole school experience. I have alwa...

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Lauren Bligh-McCann

Director of Post 16 Assistant Principal. I love to teach but I also have an underlying passion to work with young people to enhance their wellbeing and to promote a positive and happy life. I am extremely privileged to work with post 16 studen...

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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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Lucy Winter

Associate Vice Principal - Deep Support. I have taught for 15 years and enjoyed being a Science director for the Academy most recently. It is a real privilege to work at Outwood Grange Academy with a particular focus on removing any barriers a ch...

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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 Support. I have worked in a number of schools since starting my teaching career as a Physical Education Teacher. I have always enjoyed the challenge of working with children and in particular I have been driven by a n...

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Rebecca Griffiths

Associate Assistant Principal - Rebecca Griffiths Currently the Head of Social Sciences overseeing Psychology, Business Studies, Sociology and Health & Social Care. As Associate Assistant Principal in Deep Learning I am passionate about provid...

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Suzanne Day

I have worked for Outwood Grange Academies Trust since 2010 holding various roles and working in a number of our academies. When I was asked to return to Outwood Grange Academy in September 2018 I was utterly delighted. As Vice Principal for Deep ...

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