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 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 Alex Pearson

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

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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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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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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 Exp...

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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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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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