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 Principal he has led Outwood Academy Bydales to become the highest performing secondary school in the North East of England 2018 for Attainment 8, Progress 8 and 5+ English & Maths 79%. Mathematics is in the top 2% of schools for progress. He has been Principal since the school started working with Outwood in July 2014, it having previously having been in special measures. In January 2018 Bydales achieved Ofsted outstanding in all categories, some three years later. The academy was awarded National Support School status in April 2018. Outwood Academy Redcar joined the Trust in November 2015. In 2017 it was second highest performing school in the local authority for progress, behind Bydales which was first.

The Bydales Ofsted report noted ‘Teaching inspires pupils to succeed’ and ‘Most teachers are masters of their craft.’ It also states that ‘Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary’, ‘Pupils take great pride in their school’ and ‘Leaders, including governors, are highly effective. Through their words, and actions, they have transformed the school in a short period of time.’

During 2015-2016, Andrew was also Associate Executive Principal of Outwood Academy Ripon, supporting the Principal, and in January 2016 the academy secured an outstanding Ofsted category.

Andrew began his career in Middlesbrough as a science teacher in 1994, later becoming a head of chemistry, and then head of science in 2001. He joined the senior leadership team at Nunthorpe School as an assistant headteacher in 2004, before becoming the deputy headteacher at Scalby School in Scarborough in 2008, where his work with Outwood began, as the Trust supported Scalby from special measures to ultimately good with outstanding leadership.

In addition to his Executive Principal role, Andrew has responsibility across the Trust for curriculum and careers provision, working alongside Paul Sorby, Executive Director of Curriculum, ensuring that this impacts on raising standards and transforming the lives of the young people in all our schools.