Leadership Team

Principal and Executive Principal


Julie Slater

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 considera...

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Dr Philip Smith

Dr Philip Smith is an Executive Principal. Dr Smith has a degree in Theoretical Physics, a Masters in School Leadership and a Doctorate in the Transformational Leadership of Schools. He was the Principal of Outwood Academy Portland from Janu...

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Carolyn Blundell - Associate Executive Principal

Carolyn Blundell is an Associate Executive Principal who has responsibility for the southern academies within the Trust. Carolyn is as a National Leader of Education and led, with Martyn Oliver, Outwood Academy Adwick on its journey from requiring...

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Gavin Swinscoe

Principal I began my teaching career in 2002 as a PE teacher following my graduation from Loughborough University. After 18 months I gained promotion to Head of Department at Valley School, Worksop. When we joined Outwood Grange Academies Trust, ...

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Senior Leadership Team


David Sim

David Sim is the Vice Principal for Deep Experience.

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Michelle Longmore

Vice Principal for Deep Learning- I joined the teaching profession in 2006, when I started as a teacher of Drama. Since 2010 I have held various different leadership positions at Outwood Academy Valley, Worksop and Outwood Grange Academy, Wakefiel...

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Marie Sly

​Marie Sly is an assistant principal for Deep Support. Marie leads on intervention and works alongside the inclusion team to ensure students are fully supported in the run up to their final exams.

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Mark Richards

Associate Assistant Principal for Deep Experience with responsibility for leading the HeppSY+ project at Outwood Academy Portland, which encourages young people to learn about their Higher Education options. I am also Head of Faculty for Design ...

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Stephen Lambert

Stephen Lambert is the Business Manager for the academy and has responsibility for staffing, premises, HR, payroll and recruitment. He joined us in March 2013 having worked as a School Business Manager in Lincolnshire for 3 years. He has nearly 30...

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Esther Gray

I trained to teach through the Outwood Institute of Education in 2016. Since completing my training, I have worked at Outwood Academy Portland as a maths teacher. This year I have enjoyed working as Second in Department and Aspiring Leader in Deep...

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Jo Rigby

Jo Rigby is an Assistant Principal and joined Outwood Academy Portland in April 2019. In her previous roles she has held leadership responsibilities across a number of disciplines and has now adopted roles across each of the Deeps with a focus on ...

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Raychelle Swift

I started my career in teaching at Valley Comprehensive in Worksop which later converted to Outwood Academy Valley. Following this I worked across Outwood Academy City and Newbold to support teaching and learning in my role as Lead Teacher in Math...

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Stacey Anderson

I am Inclusion Coordinator at Outwood Academy Portland and I am a member of the Senior Leadership Team. I lead the Inclusion and SEND Team to provide accessibility for learning which enables the best possible outcomes for all students. As a design...

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Olivia Wankiewicz

Associate Assistant Principal for Deep support - I have worked at Outwood Academy Portland since 2015 and have worked in several roles. My current position in the academy is Bridge Manager which is the social inclusion centre for students who requ...

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Carol Gill

Role: Strategic leadership of all systems and procedures across Outwood Academy City, Outwood Academy Newbold, Outwood Academy Adwick, Outwood Academy Danum, Outwood Academy Brumby, Outwood Academy Foxhills, Outwood Academy Portland and Outwood Ac...

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