Leadership Team

Executive Principal and Principal


Mrs Lynne James - Associate 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 returns to Outwood Academy Ripon as Principal.

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Senior Leadership Team


Mrs Sheriden Hutchinson-Jones - Vice Principal

After graduating from Leeds Metropolitan University in 1994 Sheriden started her teaching career at St John Fishers Catholic School, Harrogate as a PE teacher, moving quickly into the role of Year Leader. After 9 years she joined Harrogate High Sc...

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Mr Rob Beever - Assistant Principal

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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Mrs Kate Staniforth - Assistant Principal

Kate started in 2008 at Ripon when it was Ripon College as an NQT to teach business. Over ten year she has had responsibility for 6th form, Head of department for business and computing and under the Deeps structure was Associate Assistant Princip...

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Miss Kirsty Beckwith - Associate Assistant Principal

Kirsty Beckwith

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Esther Bilby - Associate Assistant Principal

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 Georgia Hall - Associate Assistant Principal

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

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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