Leadership Team


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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Dr Philip Smith

Dr Philip Smith is an Executive Principal. Dr Smith has a degree in Theoretical Physics, a Masters in School Leadership and a Doctorate in the Transformational Leadership of Schools. He was the Principal of Outwood Academy Portland from Janu...

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Julie Slater

Julie Slater is 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


Dave Cavill

Associate Principal - I have been in the teaching profession since 1991, when I started as a teacher of mathematics in Newark. At Newark I became a Leading Maths Teacher for the Local Authority and the Head of the Mathematics Department. I join...

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Bally Ward

Associate Assistant Principal - Deep Leadership - I have worked at Outwood Academy Valley for the past 12 years, working within the Inclusion department in various roles. This is where my passion lies, making a difference in students lives. I help...

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Carol Gill

Executive Assistant - I am Executive Assistant to the Executive Principal. Specific priorities are ensuring a high level of attendance is attained by all pupils in Worksop secondary schools and ensuring parents and the community are kept up to da...

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Darren Smith

Vice Principal - Outwood Academy Valley and Outwood Academy Portland I have been in the teaching profession for the past 12 years. I joined Outwood Academy Valley in June 2014 as an Assistant Principal and now work as a Vice Principal across Wo...

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Dave Booker

Associate Assistant Principal - Deep Experience - I joined Outwood Academy Valley in 2015. I have previously worked in Deep Support, focusing on anti-bullying, e-safety and school events, and this year I have joined the Deep Experience team. I am ...

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Dom Scholey

Assistant Principal – Deep Support/Learning - I joined the OAV team in July 2012 and teach History and ICT. This year my main focus will be on ensuring that all our students are able to meet their full academic potential and I will be working tir...

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Godsway Dzoboku

Vice Principal – Deep Experience/Deep Learning - I joined the teaching profession in 2006, when I started as a teacher of Maths in Worksop. I have also been working for Outwood Grange Academies Trust since 2011 when the Trust sponsored Portland ...

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Joanne Perry

Joanne Perry - Assistant Principal - Deep Learning - I consider myself fortunate to have been in my dream job for the last 22 years, since starting my career as an English teacher in Derby in 1995. I have spent the last 17 years teaching in two sc...

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Laura Palmer

Assistant Associate Principal - Deep Learning - I moved from a career in scientific research to teaching because I wanted to inspire the next generation of scientists. I have been working as a chemistry teacher at Valley since 2016 and immediately...

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Peter Jones

Associate Assistant Principal - liaising with the Post 16 Centre. I have now worked at Valley for over 20 years and I am currently an Associate Assistant Principal and Faculty Coordinator for ICT and Business. I have a degree in Economics and I...

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Sue Gent

Sue Gent - Assistant Principal – Deep Experience. I qualified as a teacher of German & French in 2003, and have since done GCSE & A Level Spanish at college at night. I worked in schools in Rotherham until joining Outwood Academy Valley in Se...

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Tanya Parkin

Associate Assistant Principal – Deep Support – I joined the OAV Team in September 2007 as a receptionist. I quickly moved into a Mentoring roll and then progressed onto becoming a Learning Manager which I have done now for the past 7 years. This...

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Tracy Motson

Vice Principal - Deep Support - I began my career at Joseph Leckie School (1996) in the West Midlands, finally moving back to my home town (Doncaster) 3 years later for a promotion to the GNVQ Co-ordinator role at Adwick School. Within the year I ...

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