Leadership Team


Julie Slater, Chief Executive Principal Secondary (NLE)

Julie Slater is 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 considerab...

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Mark Hassack, Executive Principal and National Leader of Education (NLE)

As an Executive Principal for Outwood Grange Academies Trust, Mark is the Executive Principal of Outwood Academy Ormesby, Outwood Academy Acklam and Outwood Academy Bishopsgarth. He is also a National Leader of Education (NLE). After graduating ...

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Steve Merifield - Principal

Steve graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University with an Honours Degree and a PGCE, later he went on to complete a Masters Degree in Education at York University. Steve started his career as a graduate P.E. Teacher at King James’s School in Knar...

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Craig Young - Vice Principal, DEEP Support

Craig Young is Vice Principal in Deep Support at Outwood Academy Bishopsgarth, with responsibility for inclusion, attendance, consequences, admissions and Praising Stars. He was appointed in January 2017, having previously been in post as Vice Pr...

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Anna Simpson - Assistant Principal, DEEP Learning

Anna Simpson is an Assistant Principal Outwood Academy Bishopsgarth, with responsibility for Teaching and Learning. She was appointed in January 2017, having previously been in post as Assistant Principal at Outwood Academy Bydales and Associate A...

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Mark Gray - Assistant Principal, DEEP Experience

Mark Gray is an Assistant Principal at Outwood Academy Bishopsgarth. Mark taught Physical Education at Nunthorpe Academy for 9 years in various roles including Assistant Head of House, Assistant Head of Department and Head of Department before j...

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Joanne Buttery - Business Manager

Joanne began her career within the domestic utility industry and spent 12 years working in various roles. During this time she developed her expertise within HR, workforce planning, performance management and training. Joanne was responsible for ...

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Anna Wilson - Associate Assistant Principal for Outstanding Teaching/NQT/ITT

Anna graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. After practicing as a medical doctor for three years, she started her teaching career in an academic medicine position a...

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Stephen Hannah - Associate Assistant Principal for 121 provision, year 7 catch up and raising aspirations

Stephen is Year 11 Learning Manager and organises the 1 to 1 provision for the Year 11 students.

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Mrs Hayley Rudd - Associate Assistant Principal responsible for praise and age related expectations

Hayley Rudd joined Outwood Academy Bishopsgarth in 2017 as Inclusion Coordinator. Hayley previously worked at Cleveland Fire Brigade for nine years, delivering education, support and training to young people and vulnerable families in the borough....

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