School Direct Core Team

Our School Direct Programme is delivered by an expert Core Team, who are supported by a wider team of specialists in particular areas and class and professional mentors in our partner schools.

The Core Team consists of:

  • Michelle Ames: Initial Teacher Training Lead for Teach Manchester
  • Tracy Gallier: Professional Programme Leader for the Primary with SEND Route
  • Steph Pitcher:  Professional Programme Tutor for Secondary Subjects
  • Harriett Gaynor: Professional Programme Tutor for Secondary Subjects
  • Kiera Hibbert: School Direct Administrator and Placements Coordinator
  • Rachel Eppy: Teach Manchester Business Development Manager

You can read more about our mentoring support here and our Educational Professional Studies (EPS) here.

Michelle Ames (ITT and Leadership and Management SLE / School Direct Manager)

Harriett Gaynor

Tracy Gallier (Deputy Headteacher, Professional Programme Leader Primary with SEND Route, SLE in ITT and SEND)

Kiera Hibbert (School Direct Administrator and Placements Coordinator)

Stephanie Pitcher (ITT/NQT Development and ICT SLE)

Rachel Eppy (Business Development Manager)