Leadership Team

Chief Executive Officer and Chief Executive Principal, Secondary


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


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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Mr Will Pratt - Academy Principal

Mr Pratt joined Outwood Academy as Principal in September 2019.

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Senior Leadership Team


Mr Alan Hayden - Vice Principal, Deep Experience

Mr Hayden joined Outwood Academy Ripon as Vice Principal, Deep Experience in September 2019

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Mr Matt Coad- Assistant Principal, Deep Learning

I 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 under the lead ...

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Mrs Maxine Carpenter-Harvey - Assistant Principal, Deep Support


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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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Joanne Johnson - Associate Assistant Principal

Associate Assistant Principal

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Mr Guga Shann - Associate Assistant Principal


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Esther Bilby - SENDCo

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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Mrs Jenni Stanger - Principal's PA

Jenni began 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 the Principal in October 2018.

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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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