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


Mr Julian Mellor

I began my teaching career in 1999 and have since enjoyed a variety of roles and responsibilities. These included Head of Year, Head of Department and Leader of Learning before becoming an Assistant Principal at Outwood Academy Carlton. I held thi...

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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 Phil Jeffries

I began my teaching career in 1994 teaching History, but switched to English in 2002; I joined Outwood Academy Shafton in 2015. I work as an Assistant Principal in DEEP Learning and I a, also second in English. My responsibilities include the Lea...

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Mrs Esther Littlewood

During this current academic year, I will be leading Deep Experience in my capacity as Assistant Principal. My responsibilities include ensuring a broad and balanced curriculum is available for all students and managing the IAG process so that stu...

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Mr Tom Peel

Following the completion of my eacher training studies at the Outwood Institute of Education in 2013, I began my areer as a Teacher of History at Outwood Academy Portland. During my time at Portland I worked within Deep Learning leading on collabo...

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Mrs Jane Goldthorpe

I have worked in education since 1993 and thoroughly enjoy my role as Business Manager at Outwood Academy Shafton. I have a vast amount of experience, gained through working in a variety of administrative support roles within schools.  I am respon...

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