Leadership Team

Principal and Executive Principal


Elizabeth Ford, Principal

I started my career as a Teacher of Geography in Bristol in 1993. I have enjoyed a fabulous journey during this time and I have been privileged to work in secondary schools in York, Leeds, Doncaster and Wakefield. My roles have included Head of G...

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Carolyn Blundell - Associate Executive Principal

Carolyn Blundell is an Associate Executive Principal who has responsibility for Outwood Academies Adwick and Danum. She has recently been appointed as a National Leader of Education and led, with Martyn Oliver, Outwood Academy Adwick on its journe...

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Senior Leadership Team


Susan Harrison, Vice Principal

Following graduation, I was fortunate enough to enjoy living in France which developed my passion for encouraging others to learn a foreign language, so I began my teaching career in 1990 as a teacher of French after having completed a PGCE (secon...

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Helen Graham, Assistant Principal

I began my teaching career in 1998, having gained an MA(Cantab) from the University of Cambridge in History and a PGCE(Secondary) in History and Geography from the University of Leeds. I have been a teacher at the academy since 2002, and have held...

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Adam Griffiths, Assistant Principal

After completing my PGCE, I took up a full time role here as a teacher of English in 2002. In 2006 I became Head of Year, before taking on the role of Assistant Headteacher for Behaviour and Pastoral Care in 2012. I am also the Designated Senior L...

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Andrew Hill, Assistant Principal

I began my teaching career in 2006 having previously gained my French degree and PGCE at the University of Leeds. I started as a student teacher before qualifying to become a classroom French teacher, then moving on to the roles of Head of Year, H...

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