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


Lauren Knowles

Vice Principal

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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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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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Suzanne Day

Vice Principal - Deep Support 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 delig...

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Lee Woods

Vice Principal. Christopher Wren, the architect responsible for rebuilding St. Paul’s Cathedral after the Great Fire of London, was walking the length of the partially rebuilt cathedral when he asked three bricklayers what they were doing. The...

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Katie Rutter

Assistant Principal & Designated Safeguarding Lead In 2006 I started teaching at Outwood Grange Academy as a teacher of DT after achieving QTS. Throughout my time at the academy I have held a range a of whole-academy leadership responsibilities...

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Tom Highnett

Assistant Principal - Director of Post 16 Having joined OGA in September 2019, I am delighted and honoured to take on the role of Assistant Principal and Director of Post-16. Working with young people at this crucial stage of their educational jo...

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Katie Brown

I started as Business Manager at Outwood Grange Academy in December 2018, having been Business Manager at Outwood Academy Adwick since December 2016. I started my career at Outwood Grange Academy in August 2011 first as an admin assistant and then...

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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 always been involve...

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Susy Ingle

SENDCo. I joined the Trust in 2019 as SENDCo. Prior to that I was Director of SEND and Inclusion in a school in Leeds and was Lead SENCO for secondary schools across Leeds. I have worked in both private and maintained schools from Key Stage 2-4 ...

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