Joanne Perry - Vice Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead - Deep Support - I consider myself fortunate to have been in my dream job for the last 26 years, since starting my career as an English teacher in Derby in 1995. I have spent 17 years teaching in two schools in Cornwall, taking on a number of additional roles from Head of House to Head of Faculty, culminating in my appointment as Assistant Principal, with responsibility for Teaching and Learning, five years ago. In September 2017, I joined the Senior Leadership Team at Outwood Academy Valley, again with responsibility for Deep Learning, and in January 2020, I was promoted to Vice Principal. Since November last year, I have been leading The Deep Support team as Vice Principal here at Outwood Academy Portland. I firmly believe that all students deserve the very best quality education, regardless of where they are born or grow up. I am delighted and proud to be part of the OGAT team and I look forward each day to working with students, their families and our dedicated staff to ensure that high expectations and standards are met and maintained.