Leadership Team


Toby Rutter

Toby Rutter is the Principal of Outwood Academy Hemsworth. I am a qualified PE teacher and started my career at Allerton Grange School in Leeds. I was appointed Second in Department before moving to Outwood Grange Technology College (now Outwood...

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Sabiha Laher, Associate Executive Principal

Sabiha Laher is an Associate Executive Principal who has responsibility for Outwood Academy Carlton, Outwood Academy Hemsworth and Outwood Academy Shafton. Sabiha first worked for the Trust at Outwood Grange Academy in 2001, where she worked clo...

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Lynn James

Lynn James is the Executive Principal of Outwood Academy Hemsworth

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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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Martyn Oliver

Martyn Oliver is the Chief Executive Officer of Outwood Grange Academies Trust (OGAT). Martyn is the Accounting Officer and a National Leader of Education for OGAT and is an experienced Executive Principal having led a number of the Outwood aca...

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Gary Ives

Gary Ives is a Vice Principal at Outwood Academy Hemsworth. As Vice Principal I lead on Deep Learning at Outwood Academy Hemsworth. Within this role my aim is to ensure that all students have access to high quality teaching to ultimately improve...

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Stephen Godfrey

Mr Godfrey is a Vice Principal of Outwood Academy Hemsworth. Steve has a BSc in Geography and completed his PGCE at the University of Hull. Steve is the lead for Deep Experience, with a focus on curriculum, guided pathways and IAG.

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Caroline Langley

Caroline Langley is the Associate Vice Principal of Outwood Academy Hemsworth. I completed my teacher training and the first 5 years of my teaching career at Outwood Grange Academy. During this time I secured a role on their Senior Leadership Te...

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Laura Mcfadyen

Laura Mcfadyen is an Assistant Principal of Outwood Academy Hemsworth. I started teaching at Outwood Academy Hemsworth in 2008 when it was known as Hemsworth Arts and Community College. Throughout my time here I have held a range of responsibilit...

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Kate Clifford

Kate Clifford is an Assistant Principal at Outwood Academy Hemsworth. After studying Mathematics & Educational Studies at Oxford Brookes University I spent four years in the oil and petrochemical industry as a Marketing Executive and Data Analyst...

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Ben Barnes

Ben Barnes is an Assistant Principal of Outwood Academy Hemsworth. I worked as Head of Department at Outwood Grange Academy before becoming Director of Computer Science working across the entire Outwood Family of Schools for the last four years. A...

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Lisa Waterson

Lisa Waterson is the Business Manager at Outwood Academy Hemsworth. I joined the Trust in September 2015, initially as a HR Assistant at Outwood Grange Academy, following the completion of my degree in Business and Human Resource Management. In ...

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