Leadership Team

Principals and Executive Principals


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

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 aca...

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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 - Northern Region

Mark is the Executive Principal with responsibility for the northern region of Outwood Grange Academies Trust. He is also a National Leader of Education (NLE) and a National Leader of Governance (NLG). After graduating with a first class honour...

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Tom Urwin - Associate Principal

Tom began his career with Outwood as Head of PE at Outwood Academy Acklam. He then moved to Assistant Principal where he was Head of Deep Learning before leading on Deep Support as Vice Principal. In December 2018, Tom was appointed as Associate...

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Senior Leadership Team


Adam Richards - Vice Principal

Adam is currently Vice Principal with responsibility for Deep Support at Outwood Academy Ormesby. Adam grew up in Ebbw Vale in the South Wales valleys before moving north to study a BSc at The University of Durham before completing a Secondary Mat...

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Steven Smith - Associate Vice Principal

Steven is Associate Vice Principal with responsibility for Deep Experience. He started his teaching career in 2004 as a PE teacher in Wigan before moving back to the North East where he has held the position of head of PE in two secondary schools....

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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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David O'Brien - Assistant Principal

David trained at the University of Brighton where he undertook a degree in Physical Education with Qualified Teacher Status. In the course of his studies, David completed a placement at Hertswood Academy, Hertfordshire, and was subsequently offere...

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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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Kate Mitchell - Associate Assistant Principal

Having graduated from Northumbria University in 2007, Kate trained as a teacher at Sunderland University on the GTP course spending her main placement at Oxclose Community school. Her first post was with High Tunstall College of Science in Hartlep...

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Victoria Garrett - Associate Assistant Principal

After graduating from Northumbria University, Victoria began her teaching career as a teacher of ICT in several Middlesbrough schools, whilst completing the ‘School-Centred Initial Teacher Training’ (SCITT) program and PGCE. Victoria joined Ormesb...

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Donna Garvin - Business Manager

Donna started at Outwood Academy Acklam in September 2015 as an Acting Business Manager having previously worked at Bydales School (now Outwood Academy Bydales) since January 2005. She was appointed as permanent Business Manager in May 2016. Previ...

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Jess Day- PA to the Principal

Jess is currently PA to the Principal after beginning her career with Outwood Academy Ormesby as HR Assistant, and is also Clerk to the Academy Council. Supporting the Principal in their role; Jess works closely with staff, students, parents and...

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Laura Groves- Inclusion Coordinator

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Michelle Quinn - 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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