Leadership Team


Andrew Wappat

Executive Principal, Outwood Academy Bydales, Redcar Academy. I began my career in Middlesbrough as a Chemistry teacher in 1994, later becoming a Head of Chemistry, and then a Head of KS4 Science. Later I also picked up responsibility for raising...

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Martyn Oliver

Chief Executive, Outwood Grange Academies Trust. National Leader of Education (NLE) Martyn is an experienced Executive Principal having led a number of the Outwood academies, including Outwood Academy Adwick in Doncaster from Special Measures to ...

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Rob Tarn

Regional Chief Executive - Outwood Grange Academies Trust, National Leader of Education (NLE) Rob is responsible for the Outwood Academies in the Northern Cluster, leading schools in North Yorkshire, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton...

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Claire Waites

Associate Assistant Principal. I am lucky to have been a part of the Bydales’ Community since 1996 when I joined the school as a teacher of Modern Languages and English. Since that time I have had the opportunity to be involved in many different...

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Glynnis Peacock

Assistant Principal - Deep Learning I started at Bydales School in January 2014 as Head of ICT, Business and Computing. My vision for the department is to have exciting, engaging lessons where expectations are extremely high and that students ach...

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Hannah Boyes

Associate Assistant Principal, Learning Manager Years 8 & 9 I started my career in education in 2008 at Bosworth Community College. In 2013, after travelling and working in Australia I joined Bydales School. In 2014 I became a Learning Manager ...

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Jo Ferris

Associate Vice Principal - Deep Experience. With a passion for teaching mathematics I began my career in Newcastle & Gateshead rapidly becoming involved in leadership as Head of Sixth Form. During this time, I was involved in the early stages...

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Katie Gates

Associate Assistant Principal, Inclusion Manager. I joined Bydales School in 2011, after completing my PGCE in Post-Compulsory Education specialising in Politics & Law. I moved into the role of Behaviour Support Assistant, after starting as a Cov...

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Louise Ozdemir

Associate Executive Assistant to Andrew Wappat I recently joined Outwood Grange Academies Trust in August 2016. I previously worked for a large multi-academy trust in Manchester for almost five years as an HR Officer and PA to the Executive Pri...

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Michael Robson

Associate Principal - Deep Learning After leaving Sunderland Football Club in 1999 following four years as an apprentice footballer, I started to work for Middlesbrough LA supporting vulnerable students. During this time I studied for a degree ...

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Seana Rice

Vice Principal, SENCO - Deep Support. I started my teaching career in 1996 as an Art teacher at Nunthorpe School. Within a year I became an Assistant Head of Year, and shortly afterwards became Head of Year. In this pastoral role I enjoyed leadin...

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Vikkii Shallow

Associate Assistant Principal, Second in English. One thing I feel passionate about is giving back to the community which helped make me who I am today. At the age of three, I became a member of the Marske community; attending local primary Westg...

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