Secondary Education

Welcome and thank you for being part of the Secondary collaborative training partnership working with Edge Hill University. Your expertise and knowledge makes an enormous difference to the development of Edge Hill University’s trainee teachers. We know that it is this collaborative training partnership between school/college and university which results in great teachers who are subject experts and who go on to make such a positive difference in children’s lives.

The following pages will provide a wealth of information to develop you as a teacher trainer and to support you in your own continuing professional development. There are links to online training, Professional Practice Handbooks and exemplar documentation.

Please note that paperwork may be subject to change. Contact if you have any queries.

Programme Handbooks

Professional Practice Paperwork

Training for Mentors

Continuous Professional Development

Visit our dedicated CPD page here.

Our departmental Continuing Professional Development (CPD) sessions are aimed at Teachers and Education Professionals working in Secondary or College Education. Our sessions are designed and delivered by our own expert practitioners here at Edge Hill University and are free to attend.

Arc- Training and Mentoring for Secondary English NQTs

Delivered by Natalie Reynolds and Kate Thornton

Providing mentoring and training during this pivotal NQT year, ARC offers SLT reassurance that they are providing outstanding support and training without placing additional pressure on your school team.  NQTs are equally reassured, as in addition to training on key areas of NQT development, they have access to ongoing support, working in partnership with your school ethos. The programme will offer a series of online and face-to-face training in twilight forums, alongside future career guidance, access to high quality mentoring, support from subject-based, early career peers, support for all stakeholders in making meaningful progression between ITT and Early Careers Frameworks, and support for SLT in the national aim of teacher retention. Forum topics to include: Cognitive Science and practical implementation in the classroom, BfL, questioning strategies, giving feedback and marking, workload managment and GCSE delivery.

To reserve a place:

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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