Martin Kerridge

School of Education

Martin is a 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 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. He is also a member of the British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society (BELMAS). 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, which is the focus of his current professional doctorate studies. This range of experience informs Martin's work across the Centre for Educational Leadership.

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.

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

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 (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 organisation:

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

Conference presentation:

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