Martin Ford

Name: Martin Ford
Department: Children, Education and Communities
Current position: Subject Lead for Academic and Professional Development
Location: Ormskirk Main Campus, Faculty of Education


  • Head of Geography, Eastbrook Comprehensive School, Dagenham 1984-1988
  • Advisory Teacher ICT & Humanities/ LEA ICT coordinator, London Borough of Croydon 1988-1991
  • Y4 Teacher/ ICT & Humanities Coordinator, Greenvale Primary School, Croydon 1991
  • Y4 Teacher/ Y4 Team leader & ICT coordinator, Ashburton Junior School, Croydon 1992-1993
  • Y6 Teacher/ Resource based learning coordinator, Brookfield Primary School, Skelmersdale 1993-1995
  • Y6 Teacher/ KS2 Coordinator, planning & assessment, ICT & PE, West End Primary School, Ormskirk 1995-1998
  • Deputy Head teacher & acting head teacher Teacher/ Y3-6 SENCO, Numeracy, ICT & PE, Asmall Primary School, Ormskirk 1999- 2012
  • Senior Lecturer in Primary Education – Computing/ Subject Lead for Academic and Professional Development, Edge Hill University 2012 – Present


  • BA (Hons) Geography (University of Nottingham) 1983
  • PGCE (Geography with ICT) 1984
  • MA in Education (Open University) 1996
  • National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) 2000
  • PGCHE – Teaching and Learning (2 modules – distinction) 2015


  • Supporting transitions to HE – including development of academic literacy
  • Primary Computing
  • Academic activism for social justice

Research Groups

  • Transitions to Higher Education


Ford, M. (1983) Tourism in Thanet 1945-80: a general perspective Thanet Panorama; Isle of Thanet geographical Association 16:57-60

Knowledge Transfer and Enterprise

  • Co-organiser of Action for Refugee Conference July 2017
  • Working with community refugee groups – Refugee welcome day July 2017
  • Edge Hill Action for Refugees group


Martin has a range of teaching experience across the primary and secondary sectors. In addition he has worked in advisory and consultative roles in LEAs. He has led and managed teams across these areas. A passionate advocate of the primary ethos he is committed to sharing his knowledge, experience and enthusiasms with the Edge Hill community.


  • Associate fellow of HEA (2015)
  • Member of Computing at School