Meet the Team

Our TIE Leadership Team

Director of Trinity Institution of Education
I lead TIE, drawing on my wealth of leadership experience across schools in Calderdale, Leeds and North Yorkshire.  My role is strategic lead over all main elements of Trinity Institute of Education -  School Improvement, CPD and School Direct.

Mark Foster

Director of Trinity Institute of Education

Primary School Direct Lead
I have been leading in primary education since 2001, teaching across all key stages and delivering bespoke Maths sessions to School Direct trainees. I have supported the teaching of Maths in primary schools through developing both leaders and classroom teachers. I am the TIE's Primary Lead, working on the initial teacher training programme and supporting trainees on their journey to becoming effective classroom practitioners.

Elaine Guzdek

TIE Primary Lead

Secondary School Direct Lead
I have taught in secondary education since 2002 as a Head of Year and Curriculum Leader for Design and Performance. I have now been in my TiE role for 5 years and thoroughly enjoy working with new trainees into the education sector. I am a positive person who has a real passion for the pastoral side of schools; I hope I can inspire and motivate new teachers to embrace this area too.

Sue Marsh

TIE Secondary Lead

Our TIE administration

School Direct team

Gillian Reid

Operations & Communications Administrator

School Direct team

Jessica Slack


Our Calderdale & Kirklees Teaching School Hub Leadership

Lucy Sykes

Hub Director

Dionne Heaven

Assistant Hub Director

Katy Isles

ITT Primary & Secondary Lead

Jane Lees

Hub Co-ordinator

Our Calderdale and Kirklees Teaching School Hub Admin

Lauren Bisset

Hub Administrator