Leadership Team


Mrs Cara Ackroyd, Principal

After completing a PGCE in Secondary Science in 2007, I started my teaching career as Teacher of Physics and Chemistry at North Doncaster Technology College which would later become Outwood Academy Adwick, the first academy to be sponsored by Outw...

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Mrs Julie Slater

Julie Slater is Regional CEO 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 considerable experience of working...

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Sabiha Laher

I am delighted to be working with Outwood Academy Shafton as Associate Executive Principal. Having completed my degree and PGCE in Business Studies at the University of Huddersfield, I secured my very first teaching position at Outwood Grange A...

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Senior Leadership Team


Miss Chelsea Allen

As Associate Assistant Principal, Miss Allen works primarily within Deep Learning. Her main responsibilities include coordinating the Learning and Progress Programme; overseeing all VMG activities and assemblies; and leading on SMSC and British Va...

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Mr Adam Atkinson

As Vice Principal, Mr Atkinson has responsibility for Deep Support. This encompasses all aspects of inclusion, behaviour and attendance. Mr Atkinson and his team strive to ensure that students embrace all of the opportunities that they are present...

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Mr Alex Pearson

As NQT/ITT Coordinator, Mr Pearson has responsibility for leading the NQT programme and ITT courses from Outwood Institute of Education and Sheffield Hallam University. In addition to this responsibility, Mr Pearson has also been a teacher of Phys...

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Mr Chris Gabraitis

My teaching career began in 2007, at The City School which later became Outwood Academy City, after completing a BA in Secondary Physical Education at Leeds Metropolitan University. During my time at City, I held a number of positions alongside te...

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Mrs Alison McQueen

Mrs McQueen started teaching in 1998 teaching English and then Media Studies. She joined the SLT team as Assistant Principal in 2015 jointly leading on Deep Learning. As Assistant Principal, Mrs Mcqueen currently has responsibility for Deep E...

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Mrs Esther Littlewood

As Associate Assistant Principal, Mrs Littlewood works within Deep Experience. Her responsibilities include Information, advice and guidance for students. She will also lead on the options process including internal exams, overseeing ECDL and alte...

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Mrs Jane Goldthorpe

Jane Goldthorpe is the Business Manager for the Academy and has worked in education since 1993.  Jane has a vast amount of experience, gained through working in a variety of administrative support roles within schools.  Jane is responsible for lea...

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Mrs Jayne Carr

As Associate Assistant Principal, Mrs Carr works within Deep Learning. Jayne's focus is work scrutiny, overseeing marking and assessment within the team to ensure consistency for all students. In addition to this, Mrs Carr will continue with the d...

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Mrs Karen Bretton

As Assistant Principal, Mrs Bretton works within Deep Learning and Deep Support. Her work is primarily within Deep Learning; within Deep Learning Mrs Bretton leads on learning environments; collaborative learning including focusing on outcome led...

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Mrs Kathryn Senior

I began my teaching career at Hemsworth in 2000, and thoroughly enjoyed my time there as a Science teacher and key stage co-ordinator. I became a Head of Science at another local school in 2007 before moving to Outwood Grange Academy in 2013. I wo...

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Mrs Tracy Martin

As Assistant Principal, Mrs Martin works across Deep Support. She has specific responsibility for inclusion, safeguarding and ensuring a positive climate for learning. Mrs Martin also teaches PE to all year groups, has a real passion for all sp...

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