Who are we?

For the duration of your programme, you will be supported by a team of experienced team:

Michelle Dudley : IT Lead

Michelle Dudley

IT Lead

Michelle has a BA (Hons) in Business Management with Marketing from the University of Derby. She completed her PGCE at Newman University in 2007. Prior to moving to Studley High School in 2014 she was Head of Department at St Benedict's Catholic High School and has a combined total of 15 years secondary teaching experience and over 13 years experience of subject leadership.

Emily O’Sullivan : Shires Professional Mentor

Emily O’Sullivan

Shires Professional Mentor

Emily graduated from the University of Exeter with a degree in Mathematics (BSc). Following this Emily trained to teach with Shires Teaching Alliance and received her PGCE accreditation through the University of Worcester.
During her training Emily's main placement was Studley High School which gave her experience in the school before she officially joined the team as a maths teacher.
After 4 years at Studley High, Emily became Studley's Professional Mentor, working with trainees on the same course she completed herself.

Roxy Jordan : Marketing & Design Manager

Roxy Jordan

Marketing & Design Manager

Roxy qualified as a teacher in 1994, with a B.Ed (Hons) in Art & Design. She has worked in the education field for over 26 years, supporting the set up and running of a SCITT in Solihull and then moving on to support and manage the Shires Teaching School and ITT.

Roxy joined Studley High School in 2016 to support the Teaching School with ITT recruitment, marketing and PR as well as promoting Studley High School and managing many digital and creative aspects for the school.

After the formation of the MAT, she also now manages marketing and design, social media and online presence for schools in the Trust and oversees all website content and design across the schools.

Subject Tutors at University of Worcester

Why Us?

Partner School Locations

Who wouldn’t want to train to teach in the beautiful setting of rural Warwickshire?
With a population of approximately 550,000 people, central Warwickshire consists of:
Alcester, Bidford, Henley, Kenilworth, Leamington, Shipston, Southam, Stratford, Studley, Warwick and Wellesbourne.

Famous for (to name a few):

  • Shakespeare’s birthplace and the stunning Stratford upon Avon
  • Kenilworth Castle
  • Warwick Castle
  • River Avon
  • Guy Fawkes House
  • Royal Pump Rooms

Easily accessible by the M42, M40, A435 and the A46.

And as for beautiful Worcestershire – recently named one of the Best Places to Go in the UK & Ireland in 2024 by Condé Nast, Worcestershire is gaining more traction as a destination to visit.

Famous for:

  • Malvern Hills
  • Witley Court & Gardens
  • Clent HIlls
  • Pershore Abbey
  • Tardebigge Locks
  • Three Counties Showground

Here are the teacher training partner schools where your two main placements will take place: