Katie Gates - Inclusion Manager

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 ambitious with regards to my career and am passionate about working with young people but as a member of support staff, I felt that opportunities for career progression into leadership roles were very limited. Since being well on our way to becoming Outwood Academy Bydales, I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to apply for a role within the DEEPs!

I secured the post of Associate Assistant Principal for Deep Support, leading on Student Voice and Pupil Premium. In addition to my Senior Leadership role, I am Learning Manager for Year 11, responsible for monitoring achievement & behaviour for this year group, as well as working with colleagues to identify students who require intervention.