Leadership Team

Principals and Executive Principals


Martyn Oliver, Chief Executive, Outwood Grange Academies Trust. National Leader of Education (NLE)

Chief Executive, Outwood Grange Academies Trust. National Leader of Education (NLE)

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Rob Tarn, Regional Chief Executive

Rob is a Regional Chief Executive and National Leader of Education. He is responsible for the Outwood Academies in the Northern Cluster, leading schools in South and North Yorkshire and the Tees Valley. Prior to becoming a Regional CEO, Rob had...

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Mark Hassack, Principal and National Leader of Education (NLE)

As an Executive Principal for Outwood Grange Academies Trust, Mark is the Principal of Outwood Academy Ormesby and Outwood Academy Acklam. He is also a National Leader of Education (NLE). After graduating with a first class honours degree, Mark s...

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Senior Leadership Team


Lee Kirtley, Associate Principal

Lee joined Outwood Academy as a Vice Principal in 2016. In 2009 Lee became an Advanced Skills Teacher of Mathematics sharing good practice across Middlesbrough schools. Lee then moved to a school in Redcar as Head of Mathematics where his team imp...

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Karen Pritchard, Vice Principal

Karen graduated in 1991 with a Bachelor of Education degree in Physical Education and Curriculum Studies and then started her teaching career as a PE teacher at Swanwick Hall School in Derbyshire. She stayed at the school for only 3 years before r...

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Richard Thompson, Acting Vice Principal

Richard is Acting Vice Principal with responsibility for Deep Experience. Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC, Richard spent a number of years in senior finance roles in a range of industries before deciding to make a career change...

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Craig Wright, Assistant Principal

Craig began his teaching career as a RE & Sociology teacher at Park View Community School in County Durham after completing his PGCE at the University of Newcastle. During his time at Park View he developed a fascination with teaching & learning a...

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Lucy Hannah, Assistant Principal

Working alongside a passionate Senior Leardership Team, Lucy is currently Assistant Principal at Outwood Academy Ormesby for Deep Learning and Deep Experience. Lucy began her teaching career as a teacher of History at English Martyrs School and...

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Sam Green, Assistant Principal

Sam began her teacher career as teacher of ICT at Conyers School in Yarm. During her 6 years here she led the department on KS4 courses, vocational learning and had whole school responsibility for Enterprise. In April 2015 she joined Ormesby Schoo...

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Sandrine French, Assistant Principal

Sandrine started her teaching career working as a Foreign Language Assistant at Prior Pursglove College. She also taught French classes for Middlesbrough Adult Education Service and Stockton & Billingham College. She trained for her PGCE at Durham...

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Alex Patience - Associate Assistant Principal

Alex began her teaching career as a teacher of English Language and English Literature at Carmel College in Darlington, whilst completing the ‘School-Centred Initial Teacher Training’ (SCITT) program. Alex graduated from York St John University wi...

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Ben Roberts - Associate Assistant Principal


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Ian Sills - Inclusion Coordinator

Ian started working in education in 2008 after completing his degree at Teesside University. His first role was as a specialist Teaching Assistant before moving on to a pastoral role in the academy as a Head of House. He eventually went on to beco...

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Nick Brown, Associate Assistant Principal

Nick graduated with a BSc in Materials Science before to training as a Science Teacher. After completing a PGCE course at the University of Bath he taught Chemistry in schools in Bath and Wells and led the Chemistry Department in a large 11-18 sc...

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Jo Lake, Associate Executive Assistant

After working as a Personal Assistant in the Telecommunications industry for over 12 years, Jo started at the Academy working in Human Resources and recently moved on to the role of Principals Personal Assistant/Office Manager in March 2015. Jo wo...

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Jo While, Principal's PA & Office Manager


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Michelle Quinn, Associate Assistant Principal and Safeguarding Officer

Michelle began her time in what was known as Ormesby School in September 2008 as a SEN teaching assistant. Since that time she has had the opportunity to be involved in many different roles within school, ranging from Teaching Assistant to Head of...

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