Leadership Team


Mark Hassack - Associate Executive Principal & National Leader of Education (NLE)

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).

Chief Executive, Outwood Grange Academies Trust. National Leader of Education (NLE). Martyn is an experienced Executive Principal having led a number of the Outwood academies, including Outwood Academy Adwick in Doncaster from Special Measures to...

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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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Tom Urwin - Vice Principal

Tom was a Physical Education teacher for 8 years before joining Outwood as Head of PE. He moved from Associate Assistant to Assistant Pricipal and was responsible for Deep Learning. Tom now leads on Deep Support and enjoys his role as he can have ...

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Emma Jones - 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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James Bridge - Associate Assistant Principal

James began his teaching career in 2013, teaching all across Teesside in a variety of schools as a supply teacher before starting at Outwood Academy Acklam in 2015 as a Teacher of PE. James has recently been given the role of Associate Assistant P...

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Jo While - PA to the Principal

Jo worked in retail for 5 years before starting her career at Eston Park Academy as an Administration Assistant. She remained there for 2 years before being appointed by Outwood Academy Ormesby as an Office Administrator in 2015. After a year in ...

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Lewis Martin - Associate Assistant Principal

Lewis started his teaching career in 2014, working in schools around the West Yorkshire region before joining the Academy in January 2017. Lewis is an Associate Assistant Principal who is responsible for Student Mentoring across Key Stage 3 within...

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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 & Associate Assistant Principal

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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