Leadership Team

Associate Executive Principal and Chief Executive


Dr Philip Smith

Dr Philip Smith is the Associate Executive Principal. Dr Smith was Deputy Headteacher of a school in Doncaster before joining the Outwood family as a Vice Principal. He worked with Outwood for several years, across many schools before moving to...

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Julie Slater

Julie Slater Regional CEO, Outwood Grange Academies Trust Julie Slater is Regional CEO 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 O...

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Senior Leadership


Janette Shea, Head of Centre

I went straight from university to Valley School and taught P.E. for many years, before moving on to teach Health and Social Care at GCSE and A level. I have also worked as an Assistant Principal and a Vice Principal in the Deep Support and Deep E...

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Peter Jones

I am currently the Associate Assistant Principal at Outwood Post 16 Centre and Faculty Coordinator for ICT and Business. I have a degree in Economics and predominantly teach A Level Business at Post 16. Outside of work I play league cricket and...

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Support Team


Heather Bowskill, Year 13 Learning Manager

I have worked for Valley School for 17 years, having various roles from reprographics assistant, receptionist and attendance officer. When the new schools were built and the Post 16 Centre opened in 2007 I decided I would like a new challenge. ...

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Helen White Exams and Assessment Officer

I started at Outwood Academy Portland in November 2018 as the Exams and Assessment Assistant and was successful in applying for the role of Exams and Assessment Officer here at Outwood Post 16. I started in September 2020. My role involves enteri...

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Jacqui Bilham, Office/ Data Manager/Careers Lead

I have worked in a school environment for 16 years. I started at Outwood Academy Valley in 2004 as the 6th Form Administrator. I transferred to Outwood Post 16 Centre when it opened in September 2007 as the Office Manager. My role has since exp...

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Lisa Dixon, Year 12 Learning Manager

I was employed by Portland School in December 2007 working part time on reception. A year later I secured the role of 14–19 Curriculum Support Assistant. My job involved securing work placements with local companies for students in Year 11 and ...

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Michelle Watson Receptionist

I have worked in an education environment for over 20 years with my job roles ranging from working in Finance to being part of the enrolment team. I joined Post 16 in 2017 and enjoy my position as receptionist and working in the busy office.

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Philippa Rough, Learning Resource Centre Manager

I joined the Post 16 Centre in 2009 as the Learning Resource Centre Manager, having previously worked in Public Libraries for 22 years. I am responsible for supplying the students with resources to support their A levels and manage the issue of t...

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Yvonne Brailsford, Post 16 Science Technician

My role is to provide technical and practical support and advice to the pupils and staff who teach A`Level Chemistry, Biology and Physics at Post 16. This involves preparing the practicals used to explain many scientific principles to help cemen...

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