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 school in Doncaster before joining Outwood as a Vice Principal. He worked with Outwood for several years, across many schools - before moving to Outwood Academy Portland and becoming the Principal in January 2012. Dr Smith is now also the Principal at Outwood Academy Valley, a position which he welcomed in September 2014. Outwood Academy Portland and Outwood Academy Valley have recently been placed 2nd and 4th in the top schools for Nottinghamshire, Doncaster and Rotherham for GCSE A*-C GCSEs or equivalent including English and Maths.