Martin Kerridge

School of Education

Martin is a lecturer in the Centre for Educational Leadership at Liverpool John Moores University. He has held leadership posts in secondary, further and higher education, including two secondary headships and the leadership of Initial Teacher Training programmes. Martin has been a Governor in primary, FE and Pupil Referral Unit settings, including as Chair. He has Fellowships of the Chartered Management Institute, the Chartered College of Teaching, the Royal Society of Arts and the Higher Education Academy. Martin holds MEd and MBA degrees and has a specific research interest in referent leadership, ethics, organisational performance and the impact that leaders have across organisations and communities. This experience informs Martin's work across the Centre for Educational Leadership.

Martin is a Chartered Manager committed to continuing professional development which delivers measurable impact, with a focus on developing people and capabilities through coaching to improve performance. He is also a Microsoft Certified Educator, engaged with technology enhanced learning and curriculum development for the twenty-first century.

Martin is committed to education and leadership as transformative influences, which inspire individuals and communities to fulfil dreams and achieve ambitions.


2014, Keele University, United Kingdom, MBA
2000, Liverpool Hope University, United Kingdom, MEd
1994, Liverpool Hope University, United Kingdom, BA (Hons)


2021, Microsoft (United Kingdom), United Kingdom, Microsoft Certified Educator

Academic appointments

Lecturer, Centre for Educational Leadership, Liverpool John Moores University, 2023 - present
Assistant Principal - Quality and Learner Services, Hugh Baird College, 2020 - 2022
Head of Higher Education, Southport College, 2019 - 2020
Headteacher, Ormskirk School, 2016 - 2018
Headteacher, Madeley High School, 2011 - 2016
Deputy Headteacher, Alleynes High School, 2008 - 2011
Assistant Headteacher, Alleynes High School, 2006 - 2008
Acting Head of Secondary Education, Edge Hill University, 2004 - 2005
Head of Key Stage 2/3 Education, Edge Hill University, 2002 - 2005
Head of Religious Education, Halewood Comprehensive School, 1998 - 2001
Teacher of Religious Education, Chesterfield High School, 1995 - 1997

Postgraduate training

PG Dip (Research), United Kingdom, Keele University, 2018 - 2021
CMgr - Chartered Manager, United Kingdom, Chartered Management Institute, 2011 - 2012
NPQH, United Kingdom, National College of School Leadership, 2007 - 2008
PGCE (Distinction), United Kingdom, Liverpool Hope University, 1994 - 1995