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 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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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 Charlotte Grace

Charlotte is an Associate Assistant Principal in Deep Learning, responsible for the initial teacher trainees (ITTs) and Newly Qualified Teachers. Charlotte completed her PGCE with the Outwood Institute of Education (accredited by Sheffield Hallam ...

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Miss Michelle Marriott

As Associate Assistant Principal, Miss Marriott works within Deep Experience. As the main part of her role she is in charge of allocating the HeppSY funding available for the academy. Miss Marriott began her teaching career at Outwood Academy Shaf...

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Mr Carl Etherington

I began working within education in 2009 as a Teaching Assistant at the King’s School Pontefract. I moved to Outwood Grange Academy in 2011 as a Cover Supervisor/Unqualified Teacher of Maths and began working towards my teaching qualification. I q...

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Mr Chris Gabraitis

Mr Gabraitis began his teaching career in 2007, at The City School in Sheffield which later became Outwood Academy City, after completing a BA in Secondary Physical Education at Leeds Metropolitan University. During his time at Outwood Academy Cit...

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Mr Josh Bray

As Associate Assistant Principal, Mr Bray works within Deep Support. His responsibilities include analysing whole-Academy behaviour data as well as ensuring that there is maximum impact from the Y11 RAG; Mr Bray works closely with Heads of Departm...

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Mr Phil Jeffries

Mr Jeffries began his teaching career in 1994 teaching History, but switched to English in 2002; he joined Outwood Academy Shafton in 2015. Mr Jeffries work as an Associate Assistant Principal in DEEP Learning and is also second in English. His re...

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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 and has led on both Deep Learning and Deep Experience. As Vice Principal, Mrs McQueen currently has responsibil...

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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

Following a very successful career I am delighted to be an Associate Assistant Principal within Deep Experience Team. Within this I have responsibility for Careers provision working closely alongside Miss Armitage. I also facilitate the experience...

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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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Mr Tom Peel

Following the completion of his teacher training studies at the Outwood Institute of Education in 2013, Mr Peel began his career as a Teacher of History at Outwood Academy Portland. During his time at Portland Mr Peel worked within Deep Learning l...

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