Leadership Team

Principal and Executive Principal


Laura Eddery, Principal

Miss Eddery began her teaching career in 2003 after completing a degree in Biomedical and Forensic Science (2:1 with honours) and a PGCE in Chemistry. The first 10 years of her teaching career were at Scalby School in Scarborough where she so...

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Lynn James, Executive Principal

Associate Executive Principal, Outwood Academy Easingwold. Lynn James is an Associate Executive Principal for Outwood Grange Academies Trust with a responsibility for Quality in the Classroom, the second strand of our seven strand transformatio...

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Julie Slater

Julie Slater is a Chief Executive Principal, Secondary for Outwood Grange Academies Trust, and a National Leader of Education. She has a proven track record of leading an ‘Outstanding’ school as Principal at Outwood Grange Academy and has consider...

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Senior Leadership Team


Emma Taylor - Vice Principal

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead. After completing a PGCE at the University of Nottingham, I began my teaching career in Shropshire in 1995 as a History teacher and was subsequently appointed as the Deputy Head of Sixth Form. In 2002 I was ...

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Chris Tiffany - Assistant Principal

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead. As a young adult I became involved in coaching and leadership through sport, and it was this love of sport, and desire to help others improve, that led me to train as a Physical Education teacher at Leeds Carn...

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Thomas Garnham - Assistant Principal

Assistant Principal - Head of 6th Form I graduated from Leeds University in 2002 and completed a PGCE at the University of York in 2004. I was immediately appointed as a History teacher at Easingwold School and since then have been fortunate enou...

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Victoria Deighton - Associate Assistant Principal

Associate Assistant Principal

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Holly Benson - SENCO

Holly is the regional director for SEND and is responsible for directing and supporting the inclusion teams across the central region of the trust. Holly has been teaching for 12 years and has completed her NPQSL. She has a BA (Hons)in PE teaching...

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Mark Welborn - Business Manager

As Business Manager at Outwood Academy Easingwold, I am the Academy lead on all support services including Human Resources, payroll, premises, administration and support staff management. I am supported by a dedicated team who ensure the academy ...

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Natalie Wikocki

Associate Assistant Principal.

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Stuart Winder - Inclusion Coordinator and Designated Safeguarding Lead

Designated Safeguarding Lead Inclusion Coordinator Although reasonably new to education I have gained extensive knowledge of working with vulnerable adults and children and a vast knowledge of the safeguarding arena and partnership working, wh...

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Ben Barnes

Ben is the Director of Computer Science and SLE responsible for the delivery of the subject across the trust. He has a BSc in Computing from the University of Leeds and was a successful Head of Department at Outwood Grange Academy in Wakefield. Be...

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Christina McGhie

Christina is an Associate Director of Science working in the Northern and Central regions of the trust. After training with Teach First in 2006-07, she taught in London, York and Leeds, including 5 years as head of department. Christina joined Out...

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Claire Wood

Claire is an Associate Director of Humanities working across the trust specialising in Geography. She has a degree in Geography and a PGCE from the University of Durham. Prior to this role, Claire was an AAVP and Head of Humanities of an outstandi...

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Erin Braithwaite

Erin Braithwaite is Director of Performing Arts, supporting the delivery of Drama and Dance across the Trust, as well as working closely with the Senior Director of Arts to ensure students within the Trust have access to outstanding opportunities ...

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Janet Levitt

After earning her degree in BSc (Hons) Behavioural Sciences from Huddersfield University in 1995, Janet Levitt went onto Sheffield Hallam University where she obtained her PGCE (Primary) in 1996. Following on from 7 years teaching in Key Stage 1 ...

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Jonathan Morgan

Jonathan Morgan is the Senior Director of the Arts, responsible for the delivery of Art, Music, Drama and Dance within the trust. He began working with OGAT in 2011 whilst still working as Head of Creative Arts at Scalby School in Scarborough wher...

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Lara Southall

Lara graduated from Teesside University in 2004 after completing her English degree and then completed her PGCE at Durham University. She started teaching in 2006 on the site which is now Outwood Academy Acklam and after securing an AST role she w...

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Nicola Harris-Jukes

Nicola is the Director of MFL responsible for supporting the Senior Director of MFL in delivering Languages across the Trust. She has a BA in Languages with Politics and Economics from the University of Westminster and PGCE from the University of ...

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Paul Upex

Paul is an Associate Director of Maths who works in the Northern and Central regions. Paul received a BSc (Hons) in Aviation Technology with Pilot Studies from The University of Salford in 2008 and then went on to complete his Mathematics PGCE fro...

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Tristan Kirkpatrick

Tristan is an Associate Director of Computer Science and Head of the Computer Science Department at Outwood Grange Academy. Tristan splits his time between Outwood Grange Academy and working with departments at other schools in the trust. Tristan ...

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