Nick Critchley - Assistant Principal

Prior to beginning his career in education, Nick ran his own Property Maintenance business for over 14 years. At the age of 30, he decided to return to education in order to complete a degree. After gaining his BA in English Literature and English Language, he trained to teach via the Graduate Teacher Programme at a school in Derbyshire. Over the following years, he taught English in a variety of schools throughout Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, working as Second in English, Head of English, and eventually gaining the position of Assistant Principal at Bulwell Academy in Nottingham City.

Over the summer, Nick has relocated to the North East, and is excited to continue his journey at Outwood Academy Acklam. Nick firmly believes in giving all students, regardless of background or ability, the opportunity to enjoy a wide and diverse curriculum in order for them to leave us as well-rounded and educated individuals.