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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Julie Slater, Chief Executive Principal Secondary (NLE)

Julie Slater is 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 considerab...

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

As an Executive Principal for Outwood Grange Academies Trust, Mark is the Executive Principal of Outwood Academy Ormesby, Outwood Academy Acklam and Outwood Academy Bishopsgarth. He is also a National Leader of Education (NLE). After graduating w...

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Angela Sweeten, Principal and National Leader of Education (NLE)

Mrs Sweeten started her leadership career as an Assistant Head in Ripon College in 2008 – a school that was then ‘satisfactory’. In 2011 it became Outwood Academy Ripon and in 2011 the school was graded ‘good’. In the preceding three years she bec...

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Senior Leadership Team


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, 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...

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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. Craig holds a Masters in Education from the University of Durham. During his time ...

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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 Arnold - 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. She graduated from York St John University wit...

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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...

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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...

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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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Michelle Quinn, Associate Assistant Principal and Safeguarding Officer

Michelle began her time in, what was then, 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 Y...

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