Leadership Team

Chief Executive Principal, Executive Principal & Academy Principal

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Julie Slater - Chief Executive Principal

Julie Slater is the 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 consi...

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Dr Philip Smith - Executive Principal

Dr Smith has a degree in Theoretical Physics and later went on to achieve a Masters in School Leadership and a Doctorate in Transformational Leadership of Schools. Dr Smith was Deputy Headteacher at a school in Doncaster before joining Outwood ...

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Andrew Downing - Principal

Having completed his Biomedical Chemistry degree in Sheffield and PGCE in Sciences at the University of Huddersfield, Andrew has a wealth of teaching experience securing his first teaching position in 1999 as a Newly Qualified Teacher. Andrew was ...

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Senior Leadership Team

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Absane Aden - Associate Assistant Principal

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Chelsea Allen - Assistant Principal

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Demi Cardwell - Associate Assistant Principal

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James Colliver - Associate Assistant Principal

James started his journey at Outwood Academy City, formerly The City School, in 2006 as a Cover Supervisor before joining the Inclusion Team as a Learning Manager in 2009. During his time at the Academy, James has held several responsibilities but...

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Lucy Cooper - Associate Vice Principal

Having completed a mathematics degree at University of Sheffield, Lucy completed a PGCE (secondary mathematics) at Sheffield Hallam University in 1994. She has taught in a wide range of schools across South Yorkshire, gaining a wealth of teaching ...

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Jane Jones - Business Manager

I have a long standing connection with The City School having attended as a pupil in the 1980's. I joined the City School staff in 2004 as the Examinations and Cover Manager after leaving my career at Royal Mail as a Finance and Admin Manager. The...

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Scott Morton - Assistant Principal

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Sara Louise Peasant - Personal Assistant to Andrew Downing

Graduating in 2012, Sara has a degree in Business Law and joined the Academy in 2015. She is the Personal Assistant to Andrew Downing and a member of the Academy's Senior Leadership Team. Supporting Andy in his role; Sara works closely with staff,...

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Julia Pinder - Vice Principal

Julia completed her teaching degree at Sheffield Hallam University, her specialism is Chemistry. She went on to study and complete her Masters in Leadership and Management and then completed the National SEND qualification and the NPQH. Julia has ...

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Emily Roper - Associate Assistant Principal

I graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2011 after completing my second placement at The City School. Following the completion of my PGCE, I joined the school as a Design Technology teacher. Since the school converted to Outwood Academy Ci...

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Katie Rutter - Assistant Principal

In 2006 I started teaching at Outwood Grange Academy as a teacher of DT after achieving QTS. Throughout my time at the academy I have held a range a of whole-academy leadership responsibilities across all of the Deeps. Some of my key achievements...

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Dawn Sellors - Associate Assistant Principal

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Ryan Sheehan - Associate Assistant Principal

After graduating from Sheffield Hallam University with a degree in Physical Education and Youth Sport and QTS Ryan began his teaching career at The City School in 2006 as a newly qualified teacher. Ryan quickly progressed to hold a number of leade...

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