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 management.

Before joining the team at Ripon, I have previously worked as an Assistant Principal at Outwood Academy Acklam, Director of Business, Enterprise and ICT at Thornaby Academy and an Associate Teacher at Dyke House Sports and Technology College in Hartlepool, where I qualified as a teacher through the GTP route.

Following my graduation from Salford University in 1997, I spent thirteen years as a Business Analyst and Project Manager in the IT industry before coming into teaching, leading a wide range of projects for organisations such as Nestle UK, Cleveland Police and Business Link.

I decided to change careers and join the teaching profession because I passionately believe that education is the single biggest factor in improving the life chances and opportunities for young people and I thrive on the unique variety and buzz of teaching and helping all students to achieve their maximum potential.