Leadership Team


Seana Rice

Associate Principal, Outwood Academy Bydales. 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 enjoye...

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Mark Hassack

Mark Hassack – Executive Principal – Northern Region. Mark is the Executive Principal with responsibility for the northern region of Outwood Grange Academies Trust. He is also a National Leader of Education (NLE) and a National Leader of Governan...

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Andrew Wappat

Andrew Wappat is an Executive Principal with Outwood Grange Academies Trust. He is Executive Principal of Outwood Academy Bydales in Marske-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire and Outwood Academy Redcar. He is a National Leader of Education. As Princip...

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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 considerab...

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Jo Ferris

Vice Principal: Deep Experience. With a passion for teaching mathematics I began my career in Newcastle and Gateshead rapidly becoming involved in leadership as Head of Sixth Form. Remaining in the North of England I spent an invaluable perio...

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Glynnis Peacock

Assistant Principal: Deep Learning. I started my teaching career in 2008 at Trinity Catholic College in Middlesbrough, as a teacher of ICT. I then joined Bydales School in January 2014 as Head of ICT, Business and Computing. In September 2014...

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Ian Middleton

Ian trained at Northumbria University where he undertook a degree in Sport Science and Coaching, followed by teacher training in Physical Education with Qualified Teacher Status. Throughout his time in the North East, he has developed a passion fo...

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Alex House

Business Manager. Employed as Business Manager for Outwood Academy Bydales and Outwood Academy Redcar, I ensure my Academies are the very best they can be, a safe and healthy place for students to learn and teachers to teach! I am so proud to w...

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Katie Gates

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 Cover Supervisor. I am very ambi...

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Vikkii Shallow

Assistant Principal: Deep Support. One thing I feel passionate about is giving back to the community which helped shape the person I am today. At the age of three, I became a member of the Marske community; attending local primary, Westgarth; s...

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Michael Beacham

Associate Assistant Principal. I began my teaching career in 2010 after completing my Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) at Durham University. In 2012, I joined Richmond School and Sixth Form College in North Yorkshire where I taught...

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Nicole Hill

Associate Assistant Principal and Head of Physical Education As a student in secondary school I always wanted to follow my passion of sport and teaching others. After completing a BSc (Hons) in Sports and Exercise (Coaching Science) at The Univ...

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