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 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 a...

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Alex House

Business Manager. Employed as a Business Manager in Feb 2017 for Outwood Academy Bydales, I ensure the Academy is the very best it can be, a safe and healthy place for students to learn and teachers to teach! I am so proud to work for the OGAT ...

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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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