Leadership Team


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

Assistant Principal

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Lindsey Carroll - Assistant Principal, DEEP Experiance

Lindsay began her teaching career in 1996 after completing a BSC(Hons) degree in International Business Information Technology and a PGCE in Business and Economics. The first years of her career were based in County Durham teaching in two seconda...

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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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