Leadership Team

Principal and Executive Principal


Gavin Swinscoe

Associate 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 Academi...

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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 Assistant Principal of Deep Experience and Deep Support. He is responsible for the Information Advice and Guidance available to students. He Co-ordinates the Year 8 into 9 and Year 10 into 11 Guided Pathways. He develops, monito...

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Emma Ferrarelli

Emma Ferrarelli is an Assistant Principal and works across Deep Learning and Deep Experience. She is responsible for developing teaching and learning, supporting staff training and sharing best practice across the academy. Within Deep Experience E...

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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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Carol Gill

Role: Strategic leadership of all systems and procedures across Outwood Academy City, Outwood Academy Newbold, Outwood Academy Portland and Outwood Academy Valley. I work with staff on all aspects of inclusion, intervention, attendance and behavio...

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