Leadership Team


Martyn Oliver - Chief Executive Officer

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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Julie Slater - Chief Executive Principal

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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Dr Philip Smith - Executive Principal

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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Carolyn Blundell - Associate Executive Principal

Carolyn Blundell is an Associate Executive Principal who has responsibility for the southern academies within the Trust. Carolyn is as a National Leader of Education and led, with Martyn Oliver, Outwood Academy Adwick on its journey from requiring...

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Senior Leadership Team


Dave Cavill

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 joined Valley ...

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Carol Gill

Executive Assistant - I am Executive Assistant to the Executive Principal. Role: Strategic leadership of all systems and procedures across Outwood Academy City, Outwood Academy Newbold, Outwood Academy Adwick, Outwood Academy Danum, Outwood Acade...

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Claire Williams

Associate Assistant Principal – Deep Support. I started my career at Valley Comprehensive in 2008 as a teacher of PSE/RE. In 2012, with the conversion to Outwood Academy Valley I was appointed as coordinator of ‘Life’ and Assistant Faculty Coordin...

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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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Nicola Calvert

Associate Assistant Principal - I made the decision to become a teacher because I wanted to inspire the next generation of students and promote a love of English. I consider teaching to be my dream job and having been working at Outwood Academy Va...

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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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Rebecca Hind

I am Personal Assistant to the Principal, the Office Manager and the Clerk to the Academy Council. I joined the Valley team in 2008 and have supported the school throughout it's journey to becoming Outstanding. Before working in education I was em...

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Sam Scott

I was a legal secretary for many years before taking a career break to raise a family. I moved to secondary education in 2007 when I started at Outwood Academy Portland. I moved to Outwood Academy Valley in 2014 and have held many different admi...

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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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