The Samworth Church Academy

The Principal

Barry Found, Principal

I was previously working within the Outwood Grange Academies Trust as Academy Principal, having led two schools, (Ripon College in North Yorkshire and Outwood Academy Adwick in Doncaster) through periods of transformational change and improvement. I have worked in schools predominantly in the South Yorkshire area, particularly Barnsley and Doncaster, beginning my career as a Chemistry teacher and subsequently as a Head of Science and into Senior Leadership.

I am very happy to be working with the young people, staff, parents and governors of The Samworth Church Academy and am optimistic about helping to build upon the significant successes which have been achieved to date. The Academy has a huge potential to become not just an outstanding school as judged by OfSTED in the future, but also a fantastic place to learn, develop and contribute to the community that is The Samworth Church Academy and also the community it serves. I am delighted that I have been given the chance to play a major role in shaping its future.