Leadership Team

Chief Executive Officer and Chief Executive Principal, Secondary

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Julie Slater - Chief Executive Principal, Secondary

Julie Slater is a Chief Executive Principal, Secondary 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 consider...

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Martyn Oliver - Chief Executive Officer

Martyn Oliver is the Chief Executive Officer of Outwood Grange Academies Trust (OGAT). Martyn is the Accounting Officer and a National Leader of Education for OGAT and is an experienced Executive Principal having led a number of the Outwood aca...

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Executive Principal and Principal

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Mrs Lynn James - Executive Principal

Lynn James is an Associate Executive Principal for Outwood Grange Academies Trust with a responsibility for Quality in the Classroom, the second strand of our seven strand transformation model. She has executive responsibility for Outwood Academy ...

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Mrs Gemma Trattles - Principal

Gemma joined Outwood Grange Academies Trust as an Assistant Principal in 2014 then rapidly progress to Vice Principal at Outwood Academy Ripon leading Deep Learning and Sixth Form initially before moving across to lead Deep Support. Gemma was appo...

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Senior Leadership Team

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Mr Rob Beever - Assistant Principal, Deep Learning

Rob is a recent addition to the Ripon Outwood team. He’s arrived following 10 years at middle leadership level in another ‘Outstanding’ school in North Yorkshire. His new role, as Assistant Principal Deep Learning, puts him in charge of teaching ...

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Mr Tom Gaunt - Assistant Principal, Deep Experience

Mr Gaunt returned to Outwood Academy Ripon as Assistant Principal in March 2019. Having taught PE and being appointed as Head of PE, Tom is proud of the impact he had on the department and the growth of sport at Outwood Academy Ripon. Having worke...

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Miss Georgia Hall - Assistant Principal, Deep Support

Georgia graduated from the University of Exeter in 2015 with a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics with Management. Through the Teach First Leadership Development Programme she completed six weeks teacher training and went straight into teaching in a large ...

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Mr Matt Coad- Associate Assistant Principal, Deep Learning

I have recently joined Outwood Academy Ripon in September 2018 as the Associate Assistant Principal as well as Teacher of PE. My responsibilities in Deep Learning include, the quality of teaching and learning and the training of our ITT students u...

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Esther Bilby - Associate Assistant Principal, Deep Learning

Esther has worked at Outwood Academy Ripon since September 2017 as a teacher of French and was promoted to Head of Languages in 2018. She grew up in Ripon and feels a strong commitment to offering the students in our community the highest quality ...

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Miss Kirsty Beckwith - Associate Assistant Principal, Deep Experience

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Mrs Jenni Stanger - Principal's PA

Jenni worked in hairdressing before starting her career at Outwood Academy Ripon Academy as Receptionist in 2014. After a year in post she was appointed as Learning Manager and through her experience of various departments went on to become PA to ...

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Mrs Nathalie Tarplee, Inclusion Co-Ordinator, Deep Support

Mrs Tarplee graduated in 2002 from King’s College London, then started working with young people in 2003 through voluntary work, gaining employment at a youth charity as a Targeted Youth Support Worker. She achieved her MSc in Youth Work & Communi...

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Anna Arcidiacono - Business Manager

Anna spent a number of years after school travelling and working around the world; including an Au Pair in Italy, Restaurant host in New York and Malaysia and many other exciting ventures. Anna returned to the UK to attend the University of Sheffi...

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Mrs Jessica Crolla - Associate Assistant Principal

Mrs Crolla was appointed as an AAP in May 2019

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