Andrew Wappat - Associate Executive Principal, Outwood Grange Academies Trust

Andrew Wappat is an Associate Executive Principal with Outwood Grange Academies Trust. He is Associate Executive Principal and Principal of Outwood Academy Bydales in Marske-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire and Outwood Academy Redcar. He is a National Leader of Education.

He has led Outwood Academy Bydales to become the highest performing secondary school in the North East of England for 5+ E&M, with 75%, and third for progress. Mathematics is in the top 2% of schools for progress. He has been Principal since the school joined Outwood in 2014-2015, 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. It is the second highest performing school in the local authority for progress, behind Bydales which is 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.
Prior to becoming Principal at Bydales, Andrew was Associate Principal at Outwood Academy Acklam, during its first year with OGAT, launching systems and structures to rapidly improve the provision for students and move the school from special measures. In its second year, the academy was judged good with outstanding leadership by Ofsted. In 2017 it was the highest performing school in the North East for progress of students, and is also a National Support School and Teaching School.
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.