Leadership Team


Mark Hassack - Principal

As an Executive Principal for Outwood Grange Academies Trust, Mark is the Principal of Outwood Academy Acklam and Outwood Academy Ormesby. He is also a National Leader of Education (NLE). After graduating with a first class honours degree, Mark...

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Martyn Oliver - Chief Executive, Outwood Grange Academies Trust. National Leader of Education (NLE). Find Out More

Chief Executive, Outwood Grange Academies Trust. National Leader of Education (NLE).

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Rob Tarn - Regional Chief Executive (North) Outwood Grange Academies Trust, National Leader of Education (NLE).

Rob is a Regional Chief Executive (Northern Academies) and National Leader of Education. He is responsible for the Outwood Academies in the Northern Cluster, leading schools in North Yorkshire, Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland. Prior to b...

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Senior Leadership Team


Alex Howe - Associate Principal

Alex began her teaching career in 2001 after completing a degree and PGCE in Religious Studies and Theology. The first couple of years of her career were based in Harrogate where she soon became the Head of the RE department. After 2 years here sh...

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Dan Hands - Vice Principal Deep Experience

Dan began his teaching career in 1996 in South East London, teaching music. Shortly afterwards, he became a Head of Department at Hurworth School, Darlington. He then moved to King’s Manor, where he was a Head of Department, Head of Year, a House ...

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Andrea Tomlin - Assistant Principal & SENDCo

Andrea graduated from the University of York in 1999 where she gained a BSc Hons in Economics and Finance. She then went to live in China for a year where she taught English as a foreign language to 3 - 11 year olds. After returning to the UK, she...

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Sue Eastwood - Assistant Principal

As an Assistant Principal for Outwood Academy Acklam, across Deep Learning and Deep Support, Sue has responsibility for the Marking and Assessment Policy, Admissions and Transfers, as well as 4i Intervention. She thoroughly enjoys working with co...

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Tom Urwin - Acting Assistant Principal Deep Learning

Tom was a Teacher of Physical Education for 7 years before joining the academy in April 2016. Tom's current role is as Head of PE as well as being an Associate Assistant Principal where he is responsible for student mentoring within Deep support a...

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Doug Wilson-Wardle - Associate Assistant Principal

Doug graduated from the University of Sunderland in July 2000 where he gained a BA (Hons) in Business Education. He began his teaching career at Nunthorpe School in Middlesbrough and joined King’s Manor School in 2007 as Assistant Head of Busine...

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Ailene King – Associate Assistant Principal

Prior to becoming a teacher, Ailene spent 11 years working in operations for several multi-national companies. Between 2006-2010, she was a senior leader for a well-known television channel and was responsible for continuous improvement and operat...

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Marcus Dickinson – Associate Assistant Principal

Marcus started his career working as a member of support staff at The Ufton Drama Summer School in Berkshire. He went on to become a Cover Supervisor at Oakfields Community College in 2012, then developing into a role as a Head of Year, before be...

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Donna Brown - Business Manager

Donna started at Outwood Academy Acklam in September 2015 as an Acting Business Manager having previously worked at Bydales School (now Outwood Academy Bydales) since January 2005. She was appointed as permanent Business Manager in May 2016. Previ...

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Jo Lake - Principal's PA & Office Manager

After working as a Personal Assistant in the Telecommunications industry for over 12 years, Jo came to Acklam in 2011. Jo started at the Academy working in Human Resources and recently moved on to the role of Principals Personal Assistant/Office M...

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