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)

Find Out More


Julie Slater, Chief Executive Principal Secondary (NLE)


Find Out More


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...

Find Out More

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...

Find Out More


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...

Find Out More


Richard Thompson, Associate 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...

Find Out More


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...

Find Out More


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...

Find Out More


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...

Find Out More


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...

Find Out More


Ben Roberts - Associate Assistant Principal

Ben began his teaching career as a history teacher at the Douay Martyrs School in London and has subsequently worked at an international school in Spain. He joined Outwood Academy Ripon in 2014 as a teacher. He has enjoyed a number of different le...

Find Out More


Ian Middleton - Associate Assistant Principal

Ian began his teaching career after graduating with a degree in Sport Science, and trained in Newcastle through the PE ‘School-Centred Initial Teacher Training’ (SCITT) program. Ian went on to work as a PE teacher in a school in South Shields wher...

Find Out More


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...

Find Out More


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...

Find Out More


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...

Find Out More