Leadership Team


Martyn Oliver

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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Dr Philip Smith

Dr Philip Smith is an 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 s...

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Julie Slater

Julie Slater is Regional CEO 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 considerable experience of workin...

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Senior Leadership Team


Bally Ward

Associate Assistant Principal - Deep Leadership - I have worked at Outwood Academy Valley for the past 12 years, working within the Inclusion department in various roles. This is where my passion lies, making a difference in students lives. I help...

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Carol Gill

I am Executive Assistant to the Executive Principal. Specific priorities are ensuring a high level of attendance is attained by all pupils in Worksop secondary schools and ensuring parents and the community are kept up to date with academy news a...

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Darren Smith

Vice Principal - Outwood Academy Valley and Outwood Academy Portland I have been in the teaching profession for the past 12 years. I joined Outwood Academy Valley in June 2014 as an Assistant Principal and now work as a Vice Principal across Wo...

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Dave Cavill

Vice Principal - Head of Deep Experience I have been in the teaching profession since 1991, when I started as a teacher of mathematics in Newark. At Newark I became a Leading Maths Teacher for the Local Authority and the Head of the Mathematics ...

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Dom Scholey

Assistant Principal – Deep Support/Learning - I joined the OAV team in July 2012 and teach History and ICT. This year my main focus will be on ensuring that all our students are able to meet their full academic potential and I will be working tir...

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Kieran Loftus

I joined Outwood Academy Valley in September 2015 as Head of Physical Education having been Head of PE at a school in Rotherham for the previous seven years. I have a degree in Sports Science and History as well as a Masters in Learning and Teachi...

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Laura Fox

Associate Assistant Principal - Deep Learning I have been with Outwood Academy Valley for four years and I am currently an Associate Assistant Principal. I have Masters Degrees in Film/ Media studies and Lifelong learning. I believe that sta...

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Lucy Cooper

I am an Assistant Principal working across Deep Experience and Deep Support. I joined Outwood Academy Valley in July 2016 and am privileged to be able to contribute to a school with such high expectations for its students. Prior to this, I held va...

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Peter Jones

Associate Assistant Principal - liaising with the Post 16 Centre. I have now worked at Valley for over 20 years and I am currently an Associate Assistant Principal and Faculty Coordinator for ICT and Business. I have a degree in Economics and I...

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Richard Hanson

Vice Principal - Deep Learning- I have been in the teaching profession since 1991, when I started as a teacher of Music in Glossop. I joined Outwood Academy Valley in April 2014 as Vice Principal. I firmly believe in the Academy values to put stu...

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Tracey Allport

Tracey Allport is a member of the Senior Leadership Team and works across the Outwood Academies in the south cluster as Regional SEND Director. As a qualified teacher, she has worked in Bassetlaw secondary schools for over 10 years, predominantly ...

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Tracy Motson

Vice Principal - Deep Support - I began my career at Joseph Leckie School (1996) in the West Midlands, finally moving back to my home town (Doncaster) 3 years later for a promotion to the GNVQ Co-ordinator role at Adwick School. Within the year I ...

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