Leadership Team

Principal and Executive Principal


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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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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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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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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Adrian Conyers

Adrian Conyers is an Assistant Principal and leads the Deep Experience team. He is responsible for the Information Advice and Guidance available to students. He oversees the curriculum and the guided pathways of students. Mr Conyers is also the Ch...

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Emma Ferrarelli

I have worked at Outwood Academy Portland as Assistant Principal since March 2014 and adopted numerous roles across the Deeps. I am currently working on projects across the three deeps and supporting the development of colleagues in their leadersh...

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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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Daniel Woffindin

Assistant Principal for Deep Learning & acting Curriculum Leader for Science. I have worked at outwood academy Portland since 2009, I have witnessed the transformational power of outstanding teaching and support. I am driven to make a difference...

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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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Sarah Pritchard

I started teaching in 2015, where I joined Outwood Academy Portland. I have recently taken the position of Associate Assistant Principal for Deep Experience. I will be concentrating on behaviour and conduct within the academy as well as on the bus...

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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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