Leadership Team

Regional CEO, Executive Principal & Academy Principal


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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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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Andrew Downing - Academy Principal

Having completed his Biomedical Chemistry degree in Sheffield and PGCE in Sciences at the University of Huddersfield, Andrew has a wealth of teaching experience securing his first teaching position in 1999 as a Newly Qualified Teacher. Andrew was ...

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Senior Leadership Team


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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Rob Joyce - Vice Principal

I am delighted to be working at Outwood Academy City as Vice Principal; leading Deep Support, which oversees inclusion and attendance. Prior to joining Outwood Academy City, I worked in Worksop for 17 years, most recently at Outwood Academy Portla...

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Katie Rutter - Assistant Principal

In 2006 I started teaching at Outwood Grange Academy as a teacher of DT after achieving QTS. Throughout my time at the academy I have held a range a of whole-academy leadership responsibilities across all of the Deeps. Some of my key achievements...

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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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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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Sara Louise Peasant - Personal Assistant to the Principal

Graduating in 2012, Sara has a degree in Business Law and joined the Academy in 2015. She is the Personal Assistant to Andrew Downing and a member of the Academy's Senior Leadership Team. Supporting Andy in his role; Sara works closely with staff,...

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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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Rachel Levesley-Kroeller - Associate Assistant Principal

I graduated from the University of Leeds following completion of my PGCE in Secondary English. I joined Outwood Academy City in 2014 as a Teacher of English and Third in Department. In 2016, I completed my MA in English at the Open University, ach...

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