Michelle Colledge-Smith

Associate Principal - Deep Support.
I began my teaching career at Outwood Grange School in 2001 as an NQT. My first role was teacher of Religious Studies and IT. I enjoyed this role very much and wanted to be a bigger part of students’ lives. In January 2003 I became Assistant Head of Year. This role gave me the opportunity to work with different groups of students and have greater contact with parents/carers. In 2004 I took on an additional role of Second in Religious Studies with the aim to grow the department with alternative subjects. My passion is for teaching and I have been very lucky to teach many subjects over the years, ICT, Life, Citizenship, Business Studies and Leisure and Tourism. Here students can challenge their expectations and develop arguments to issues.
In 2005 I became Head of Religious Studies and enjoyed taking the department from strength to strength with record results. In 2007 I moved to become an Assistant Principal with Deep Learning and Deep Support, tasked with supporting students on a day to day basis in the classroom. From here I moved to the role of Vice Principal at both Outwood Grange Academy and St Patrick Catholic College in Thornaby. This was a challenge working in two schools but an experience which gave me the opportunity to see other ways of working.
In 2016 I was appointed Associate Principal at Outwood Grange Academy tasked to support with the day to day running and strategic overview of the Academy. In 2018 I begin a new chapter with moving to Outwood Academy Carlton and I hope to get to know the young people and work with them to achieve their goals and aspirations.