Primary Education

A warm welcome to our Edge Hill University Primary Partnership.

We would like to thank you, our partnership schools and settings, for the continued effective and high quality training that you offer to our primary trainee teachers. In the Department of Children, Education and Communities at Edge Hill University we are very proud of the effective working relationships we have with our extensive partnership, the expertise and knowledge within that partnership and the enormous contribution that this partnership makes to the development of an Edge Hill University Primary Trainee.

The following pages provide you with a wealth of information about the range of partnership opportunities available to you and the documentation you will require to carry out a mentoring role. These pages also contain links to the Primary Online Mentor Training, the Professional Practice Handbook and all other relevant documents that will allow you to successfully develop your trainee(s) and ensure that they have a positive impact on the progress of the children they work with. All the relevant documents are available to download and keep.

We look forward to working with you in developing the outstanding teachers of the future.

Programme Handbooks

These are now available on Learning Edge for students, if you require a copy, please contact

Professional Practice Paperwork

Training For Mentors

We have face-to-face mentor training on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 4th March 2020 2020, 1.30pm – 4.00pm – Edge Hill University, Faculty of Education, Ormskirk.  For more information and to book your mentor training place.

Continuing Professional Development

Children, Education and Communities CPD Sessions 2019/20.

DateTimeRoomSession Led bySession Title
4th March 20204.30 - 6.30pmHub 1Polly ThorpeThe Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences
18th March 20202.00 - 4.00pmM49Catherine LangridgeDyslexia, Indicators, Issues and Interventions
25th March 20204.30 - 6.30pmHub 1Polly ThorpeListening to Parents: Challenging Behaviour and Emotional Histories
22nd April 20204.30 - 6.30pmHub 1Polly ThorpeRed Alert: Trauma, Attachment and the Developing Brain
29th April 20202.00 - 4.00pmHub 1Christopher RussellThe History Curriculum
13th May 20202.00 - 4.00pmHub 1Catherine LangridgeDyslexia, Indicators, Issues and Interventions
10th June 20202.00 - 4.00pmM49Catherine LangridgeAn examination of Policy with regards to mental health and SEND
17th June 20204.30 - 6.30pmHub 1Polly ThorpeBuilding Attachment and Attunement: Therapeutic Story Making 1
24th June 20202.00 - 4.00pmM49Polly ThorpeBuilding Attachment and Attunement: Therapeutic Story Making 2

For further information on these sessions, please visit our CPD page.

Please book your place in advance by completing the following form:

Accreditation for Mentors: PGCert Mentoring & Coaching

The Postgraduate Certificate in Mentoring and Coaching has been developed to address the needs of teachers and other professionals working in a range of educational contexts. It provides a professional route in mentoring and coaching for those who hold, or are seeking to hold, specialist roles in schools and colleges and other educational settings.

As well as enhancing your mentoring and coaching practice, the programme will also support you in developing skills in critical reflection in relation to established and contemporary theories and models of mentoring and coaching. You will explore and experience mutual ways of working through investigating and critiquing contemporary policy, developing a strong academic underpinning to your work. This will enable you to adapt your studies to focus on areas of professional and/or personal interest.

The programme is delivered as blended learning with Saturday conference sessions held at Edge Hill University, Ormskirk campus. Conference days can also be held in central Manchester at St James’ campus, or by arrangement with partner institutions.

For further information please contact the Professional Learning Administration Team on 01695 657 207 or email

Or you can attend an online open evening, see for upcoming dates.

Alternatively you may be ready to apply online at

Additional Information

For any queries relating to placement information, contact the Partnership Development team on and they will direct your query to the relevant colleague.

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