Leadership Team

Executive Principal and Principal


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


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 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 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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Mr Tom Gaunt - Associate Assistant Principal

Tom has worked at Outwood Academy Ripon since 2009 as a teacher of PE and French and for the past 3 years as Head of PE. He has lived in Ripon his whole life and is incredibly passionate about delivering an outstanding education for all young peo...

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Mrs Maxine Carpenter-Harvey - Associate Assistant Principal

Maxine joined Outwood in 2015 as a Science teacher. In 2016 she was promoted to second in science and then after to Head of Department in 2017. Having worked in research and as a Biomedical Scientist she is passionate about science. She is keen t...

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Mr Chris Hargrave - Associate Assistant Principal

Mr Chris Hargrave

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Mrs Joanne Johnson - Associate Assistant Principal

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

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