Leadership Team


Martyn Oliver

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

Julie Slater is a 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 consider...

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Lynn James

Lynn James is an Associate Executive Principal for Outwood Grange Academies Trust with a responsibility for Quality in the Classroom, the second strand of our seven strand transformation model. She has executive responsibility for Outwood Academy ...

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Senior Leadership Team


Lisa Allott

Lisa Allott is a Principal for Outwood Academy Freeston.

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Joanne Grant

Joanne Grant is a Vice Principal for Outwood Academy Freeston, and a Deep Support Leader.

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Leigh Marsh

Leigh Marsh is an Associate Vice Principal for Outwood Academy Freeston, and Deep Learning Leader

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Tom Daniels

Tom Daniels is an Assistant Principal for Outwood Academy Freeston

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Chris Rushton

Chris Rushton is a Associate Assistant Principal for Outwood Academy Freeston.

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Ella Higson

Ella Higson is a Associate Assistant Principal for Outwood Academy Freeston.

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Lee Hudson

Lee Hudson is a Associate Assistant Principal for Outwood Academy Freeston.

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Ben Barnes

Ben is the Director of Computer Science and SLE responsible for the delivery of the subject across the trust. He has a BSc in Computing from the University of Leeds and was a successful Head of Department at Outwood Grange Academy in Wakefield. Be...

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Emily Benson

Emily is an Associate Director of Humanities and passionate Geography specialist working in Humanities across Outwood Grange Academies Trust. Emily has a BSc in Geography from the University of Manchester and has completed her NPQML. Prior to this...

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Erin Braithwaite

Erin Braithwaite is Director of Performing Arts, supporting the delivery of Drama and Dance across the Trust, as well as working closely with the Senior Director of Arts to ensure students within the Trust have access to outstanding opportunities ...

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Katie Pennington

Katie is an Associate Director for Languages, previous to her appointment she was Head of Department in Outwood Grange and other Leeds Schools. Katie has a BA Hons in French and Criminology and made a career change to teaching 8 years ago formally...

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Louise Walker

Louis Walker is a Director of English for the trust. I began my teaching career in Halifax as an NQT in 2004, before being promoted to second in English and Head of department. In 2012, I joined OGAT as Head of English at Outwood Academy Adwick...

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