School Direct - Meet the team.


Stuart Shaw – School Direct Manager

Stuart is in his second year as manager of the School Direct programme for the Outwood Institute of Education. He is in his eleventh year of teaching modern foreign languages at Outwood Academy Portland. During this time he has gained highly valuable experience of working across the range of key stages in an academy on a journey from Special Measures to Outstanding. In addition to this, he has been joint Second in Charge of Languages, ITT Coordinator and has taken on several challenging leadership roles with the Deeps.

Stuart recently completed his MA in Education with Sheffield Hallam University, including his dissertation which focused on resilience in trainee teachers.


Jane Roberts – Primary Specialist Leader of Education

Jane is the Primary SLE working on the School Direct Programme for the Outwood Institute of Education.

Jane is in her 32nd year of teaching, currently teaching Year one pupils at Gawthorpe Community Academy. Jane has worked across a number of different schools and authorities during this time gaining highly valuable experience across Key stage one and two. Jane worked abroad for a number of years for the Service Children’s Education Authority working at SHAPE in Belgium in the British Primary school which was part of a large International school. Jane has occupied a variety of different roles in Primary schools including Foundation Stage coordinator, Key Stage One manager, Deputy Head teacher and Acting Head teacher.

She has a Master of Arts in Education and she has successfully completed her NPQH. Jane just loves teaching and is passionate about children.


Jayne Bell – OIE Manager

Jayne has worked for Outwood Grange Academies Trust for over 10 years after more than 20 years working in administrative roles within the private sector. Her role as School Direct Administrator is just one part of her overall role of Manager for the Outwood Institute of Education. Jayne makes sure everyone has what they need, when they need it and that they’re in the right place at the right time!

Jayne coordinates your journey through the School Direct programme from receiving your application, through to interviews, training and placements right up to the celebration event at the end of the course! If ever you need any help or information, Jayne will be your ‘go to’ person!


Stephanie Temple – OIE Administrative Officer

Stephanie provides administration and event support to the School Direct team. She has worked at the Outwood Institute of Education since September 2014 and is essential part of the team. Steph is the most positive and ‘smiley’ person you are ever likely to meet! return to the School Direct homepage