Primary Education

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 Education trainee teachers.

The Department of Children, Education and Communities 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 Education Trainee.

The below menu will provide 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. There are links to Online Mentor Training, Continuing Professional Development, 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.

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

Professional Practice Paperwork

Virtual Professional Practice Paperwork

Curriculum Coverage Documents

Training For Mentors

Mentor Training Presentation

Please see scheduled dates below for delivery of Mentor Training for Primary Education:

  • Undergraduate Primary Virtual – 7th January at 4:00pm
  • Postgraduate Primary Developmental / Consolidation – 11th February at 4:00pm and/or 25th February at 4:00pm (This training session is being held twice due to the staggered start dates of this cohort)
  • Full Time Undergraduate Primary Developmental (Year 2) – 15th April at 4:00pm
  • Part Time Undergraduate Primary Initial (Year 1) – 22nd April at 4:00pm

If you are expecting a trainee from any of the cohorts listed above, you will receive a personalised invitation prior to the session containing a web link to access the training.

If you wish to request bespoke mentor training due to being unable to attend any of the scheduled sessions, please contact with the subject line ‘Mentor Training’ and our team will be able to direct you to one of our Partnership Quality Officers.

Continuing Professional Development

View our dedicated webpage outlining our Continuing Professional Development Sessions

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 event.

Alternatively you may be ready to apply: PGCERT Mentoring and Coaching.

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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