Lynn James

Lynn James is an Associate Executive Principal for Outwood Grange Academies Trust with a responsibility for Quality in the Classroom, the second strand of our seven strand transformation model. She has executive responsibility for Outwood Academy Ripon and Outwood Academy Bishopsgarth.

She was previously Principal of Outwood Academy Ormesby, in Middlesbrough, with a responsibility to lead the school’s rapid transformation from Special Measures. Lynn has previously worked as a successful Head of English in an 11-18 setting and as Assistant Principal leading a Training School supporting teacher effectiveness enhancement, NQT and SCITT programmes. Lynn has delivered nationally recognised leadership courses such as NPQSL for the Future Leaders Trust. She developed a strong school improvement experience, leading significant change in different Special Measures contexts as a Vice Principal, Interim Head and Principal before joining Outwood in 2015.

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