Leadership Team

Regional CEO & Academy Principal


Dr Philip Smith - Executive Principal

Dr Smith has a degree in Theoretical Physics and later went on to achieve a Masters in School Leadership and a Doctorate in Transformational Leadership of Schools. Dr Smith was Deputy Headteacher at a school in Doncaster before joining Outwood ...

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Julie Slater - Regional CEO

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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Richard Brooke - Principal

I started my career at Outwood Grange Academy in Wakefield in 2000 as a PE teacher. In the fifteen years I have spent in education I have taught a variety of subjects including PE, History, Maths and Geography. In my final year at Outwood Grange I...

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Senior Leadership Team


Bev Wood - Inclusion Coordinator

I am the Inclusion Coordinator and a member of the Senior Leadership Team. I joined Outwood Academy City in December 2015. My current role as Inclusion Coordinator is centred around leading the Inclusion team to provide accessibility for learning ...

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Dayle Coe - Vice Principal

I started teaching Chemistry in 1992 at a school in Barnsley and moved to Brighouse High School in 1997. During my 17 years at Brighouse I had responsibility for many key areas in the school, including Head of Chemistry, Head of Year, Advanced Ski...

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Emily Roper - Associate Assistant Principal

I graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2011 after completing my second placement at The City School. Following the completion of my PGCE, I joined the school as a Design Technology teacher. Since the school converted to Outwood Academy Ci...

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James Colliver - Associate Assistant Principal

In 2006 I started working at The City school before the conversion to Outwood Academy City in January 2014. I started working as a cover supervisor before joining the Inclusion Team as a Learning Manager. During my time at the Academy I have held ...

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Jane Jones - Business Manager

I have a long standing connection with The City School having attended as a pupil in the 1980's. I joined the City School staff in 2004 as the Examinations and Cover Manager after leaving my career at Royal Mail as a Finance and Admin Manager. The...

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Rachel Levesley-Kroeller - Associate Assistant Principal


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Rob Joyce - Associate Principal


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Ryan Peet - Assistant Principal

Having completed my PGCE at Sheffield Hallam University in 2008 I was fortunate to secure my first teaching position at Outwood Academy Adwick in the Business and ICT department. During my time at Outwood Academy Adwick I held roles within Deep Su...

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Ryan Sheehan - Acting Assistant Principal

I started my teaching career at The City School in 2006 in the PE department. Throughout my time here I have held a number of additional positions and became Head of PE during the conversion to Outwood Academy City in 2013. I was an Aspiring Leade...

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Sara Louise Peasant - PA to the Principal

I graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2012 with a degree in Business Law. I moved from a position in the Local Authority to Outwood Academy City in July 2015 as the Principal's Personal Assistant. My responsibilities include supportin...

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