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Martin Kerridge

School of Education

Faculty of Arts Professional and Social Studies

Martin is a Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Educational Leadership at Liverpool John Moores University, where he is the Programme Leader for the MBA in Educational Leadership and part of the team delivering executive education programmes and executive coaching.

Martin has held leadership posts in secondary, further and higher education, including two secondary headships, an Assistant Principalship in FE, and the leadership of Initial Teacher Training programmes and an HE Centre. 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 Royal Society of Arts and the Higher Education Academy, and is a Founding Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching. He is also a member of the British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society (BELMAS).

Martin is a Chartered Manager and an Affiliate Member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council, 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 has been an External Examiner at Canterbury Christ Church University and De Montfort University. This range of experience informs Martin's work across the Centre for Educational Leadership.

Martin holds MEd and MBA degrees and is currently a postgraduate research student in the School of Education, undertaking specific research in referent leadership, ethics, and an holistic approach to the education and professional development support of educational leaders, which is the focus of his current professional doctorate studies.

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, Microsoft Certified Educator

Academic appointments

Interim Head of Secondary Programmes, Initial Teacher Education, Liverpool John Moores University, 2024 - 2024
Senior 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 Diploma (Educational 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

Conference presentation:

Overcoming self-imposed barriers to ensure purposeful educational leadership connects with and focuses on effectiveness and continuous improvement., BELMAS Conference 2024, Glasgow, Oral presentation. 2024

Embedding anti-racist culture in schools: Developing a workshop for Headteachers., Students at the Heart, Liverpool John Moores University, Oral presentation. 2023

Designing an MBA in educational leadership: the ethical business of transformative leadership., RSA Online Engage, Oral presentation. 2023

Conference organisation:

FED Summit 2023, Panel Chair: 'Wellbeing for All? Building emotionally healthy schools and colleges.', 2023