Leadership Team

Executive Principal and Principal


Mr Robert Tarn - Regional Chief Executive

Regional Chief Executive (North) Outwood Grange Academies Trust, National Leader of Education (NLE).

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Mrs Lynne James - Associate Executive Principal

Associate Executive Principal, Outwood Academy Ripon.

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Mrs Gemma Trattles - Principal

Gemma returns to Outwood Academy Ripon as Principal.

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Senior Leadership Team


Mr Paul Martin - Assistant Principal

I joined Outwood Academy Ripon as Assistant Principal for Deep Learning in July 2016 and, as well as teaching Maths and ICT, my responsibilities include the quality of teaching and learning, marking and assessment, home learning and performance ma...

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Mrs Hazel Atherley - Associate Assistant Principal

I joined Outwood Academy Ripon in 2006 (then Ripon College). I am a Learning Manager with responsibility for years 11,12 and 13. I have held posts within the Deeps for the last four years and in January 2015 joined the Senior Leadership Team as an...

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Mrs Joanne Johnson - Associate Assistant Principal

.I joined Outwood Academy Ripon in April 2015. I am a Learning Manager with responsibility for Years 9 and 10 and previously worked with years 7 and 8. I was appointed as an Associate Assistant Principal in July 2016, a positon that I am looking f...

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Mrs Kate Staniforth - Assistant Principal

​I have worked for Outwood Academy Ripon for 7 years, I am Head of Business, Computing and ICT, with an additional role as Associate Assistant Principal within DEEP Experience. I have responsibilities as BTEC Quality Nominee, Educational Visits Co...

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Mrs Maxine Carpenter-Harvey - Associate Assistant Principal


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Mrs Melissa Brant-Smith - Associate Principal and Head of Sixth Form


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