Meet the Team

Stuart Fieldhouse – Head Teacher

Leading this motley crew is science geek Stuart Fieldhouse.

Stuart has worked in special needs education since 2004 including 12yrs teaching science at New Bridge school in Oldham.

Stuart and family are part of the local SEND community and regularly take part in events like the NAS Spectrum Night Walks.

Lessons with Stuart are never dull. Expect the unexpected.

Leonnie Holohan – Senior Learning Mentor

Leonnie has previously worked at local primary schools where she specialised in delivering kinaesthetic learning experiences to small groups of children with additional needs. The first phonics session Leonnie ran at the OE Hub involved a tray full of shaving foam and several very excited children!

Jake Rowlands – Learning Mentor

Jake joined the team October 2020 as a level 3 teaching assistant apprentice. He is a total asset to the team and has since led his own classes, organising our 2021 summer fitness sessions in Heaton Park with assistance from our Wellbeing Coach Harvin.

Jake has a degree in psychology and a passion to help children learn through creativity, play and hands-on experiences.

Jay Sudell – Horticulture Consultant

Jay is the Chair of our partner organisation Incredible Edible Heaton Park. He is a gardener and expert woodsmith.

Jay supports our alternative provision sessions in Heaton Park, working with students in groups and 1-to-1.

Sophie Parker – Operations Manager

Operations Manager Sophie ensures that all the behind-the-scenes action takes place in a timely manner and keeps us all on our toes.

Sophie is also one of our learning mentors and has experience with children of all ages and abilities, from nursery to GCSE.

Lisa Pennington – Safeguarding Officer

Safeguarding Officer Lisa is certified to level 5 and qualified to deliver training both internally and to outside parties. Lisa is an autistic advocate and runs workshops and support sessions at the OE Hub through her community group ND Voices. She is also a trained counsellor and has a masters in child and adolescent mental health and wellbeing.

Cathy Fieldhouse – Director

Last up is founding director and all round admin bod, Cathy Fieldhouse of CF Project Support Ltd.

She is an experienced project manager and fairy godmother. Stuart has big dreams for Outside Education and Cathy’s mission is to help those come true.