Wakefield secondary school welcomes new principal

A secondary academy in Wakefield is entering a new era as a new principal took up the position following the Easter holidays.

Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 10:30 am
Sheriden Hutchinson-Jones is the new Principal at the Potovens-Lane based-Outwood Grange Academy

Sheriden Hutchinson-Jones is the new Principal at the Potovens-Lane based-Outwood Grange Academy, taking over from Brian Kelly who secured an Executive Principal position with the Co-Op Academies Trust.

Sheriden, who was previously principal at another Outwood Family secondary academy, said she is honoured to take up her new position at the Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ academy.

She said: “I am excited and honoured to be joining Outwood Grange Academy.

"Brian has done an excellent job at the academy and I am determined to continue the positive developments, ensuring we put students first and continue to raise standards and transform lives.”

Having graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University in 1994, Sheriden held teaching posts at numerous schools before joining Outwood Grange Academies Trust and was most recently principal at Outwood Academy Bishopsgarth in Stockton-on-Tees.

Sheriden said: “I believe education is about ensuring that all students have equal access to a fully inclusive curriculum with the support, care and guidance to make the correct life choices.

"It is this belief that will drive our actions, as we work hard to ensure we do all we can to help our students fulfil their potential.”