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Welcome to the Edge Hill University Mentor Space

Two primary school students and their tutor

Edge Hill University has been at the forefront of teacher education for over 135 years, and today it enjoys the enviable position of being one of the country’s most significant providers of education and research for the children’s workforce with a reputation for the highest quality provision, partnership working and delivery.

Edge Hill university is graded Ofsted ‘outstanding’ in all three teacher training age phases. The University was awarded the highest grade for ‘overall effectiveness’ across primary, secondary, and further education and training, inspectors judged the quality of education, and leadership and management to be outstanding.

The Faculty of Education is focused on advancing the discipline and practice of education achieved through, and measured by, high quality teaching and research and through its support for schools and colleges in collaborative research and training partnerships.

Our vision is of producing graduates and professionals who are capable, reflective, and ethical practitioners distinguished by their intellectual engagement, professional acumen, and commitment to the communities in which they work.

We are committed to supporting and progressing research practice and scholarly output that is recognised for its originality and impact and in providing an intellectual and physical environment that promotes and challenges public debate on professional practice and on educational policy.

We provide a solid foundation and environment for real impact on the quality of education across nursery, Reception, Key Stage One, Key Stage 2 Secondary (11-16) and Further Education provision.

Through our partnerships with schools, we ensure that our trainees have strong subject knowledge in the Early Years Foundation Stage and National Curriculum and have the professional skills needed to succeed as teachers. Inclusion and social justice are central to our ITE curriculum.

We strive to provide an outstanding student experience as well as support you in your future employment opportunities or further professional development, tailoring our programmes of study to match the demands of employers.

We very much look forward to working in partnership with you.

Please visit our Faculty of Education partnership pages for more information.

Dr Karen Boardman

Dr Karen Boardman
Head of Early Years Education

Sian Onions

Sian Miles
Head of Primary and Childhood Education

Kelvin Wilkins

Kelvin Wilkins
Associate Head of Primary and Childhood Education

Dr Jane Moore

Dr Jane Moore
Pro Vice Chancellor and Dean of Education

Lorraine Partington

Lorraine Partington
Head of Partnerships

Sjay Patterson-Craven

Dr Sjay Patterson-Craven
Associate Head of Secondary and Further Education

Hefin Williams
Associate Head of Early Years

David Aldridge
Head of Secondary and Further Education

Geraldine Mulhaney
Strategic Lead for Mentoring

Michelle Pearson
Head of Teacher Education and Development