Lauren Knowles

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 students where young people can flourish and aspire to be the very best version of themselves, as students select and apply for higher level apprenticeships and university degrees. Working at Outward Grange Academy has given me the opportunity to witness incredibly motivated young people achieve outstanding outcomes. My previous roles at Outwood Grange Academy have included middle leadership in Science and Associate Assistant Principle where I developed a passion for encouraging students to challenge themselves to reach for their aspirations.

I look forward to working with many more inspiring students this year with the Post 16 team, both socially and academically to support every student in achieving their absolute best. I am honoured to witness students move on to pursue their aspirations and stand proud, knowing that they have been a part of an excellent community whilst gaining a high quality education to prepare them for the world.