Leadership Team


Mark Hassack - Associate Executive 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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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 - Assistant Principal

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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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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Anthony Alexander-Hern - Associate Vice Principal (Deep Support)

Anthony has been in the teaching profession for 18 years. Anthony has worked in a number of secondary schools throughout the North East. Anthony has worked within The Outwood Grange Academies Trust since 2014 as a Director of Mathematics, primari...

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Emma Jones - Acting Business Manager

Emma graduated in 2014 where she gained a Law Degree. She then started her career working at HMCTS. She remained there for 10 years before being appointed by Outwood Academy Acklam as a HR Assistant in 2015. After a year in post she covered as Act...

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Jo While - PA to the Principal


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Mark Gray - Head of Physical Education & Associate Assistant Principal

Mark taught Physical Education for 9 years before joining the Academy as Head of Physical Education and Associate Assistant Principal for Curriculum Development and Key Stage 3 in September 2017. Mark is a firm believer in putting students fir...

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Rachel Conway - Head of Humanities

After graduating and completing her teacher training in Liverpool, Rachel continued her career at King’s Manor School in Acklam as subject leader for Religious Education. Rachel stayed at the school eight years and progressed through a number of r...

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