Primary and Early Years
Mentor Space overview


Edge Hill University has been at the forefront of teacher education for over 135 years, and today it enjoys the enviable position of being one of the country’s most significant providers of education and research for the children’s workforce with a reputation for the highest quality provision, partnership working and delivery.

We provide a solid foundation and environment for real impact on the quality of education across nursery, Reception, Key Stage One and Key Stage 2 provision.

Through our partnerships with schools, we ensure that our trainees have strong subject knowledge in the Early Years Foundation Stage and National Curriculum and have the professional skills needed to succeed as teachers. Inclusion and social justice are central to our ITE curriculum. We are committed to making learning interactive and memorable for children. Colleagues in the department are passionate about outdoor education and committed to providing children with rich experiences which develop cultural capital. Visits to museums and galleries are embedded into our ITE programmes.

We strive to provide an outstanding student experience as well as support you in your future employment opportunities or further professional development, tailoring our programmes of study to match the demands of employers.

We very much look forward to working in partnership with you.

Please visit our Faculty of Education partnership pages for more information.

Prof. Jonathan Glazzard

Head of Children and Childhood Education

Dr. Karen Boardman

Head of Early Years Education

Kelvin Wilkins

Associate Head of Children and Childhood Education (ITE)

Sian Onions

Associate Head of Early Years Education (ITE)

Dr. Jane Moore

Pro Vice Chancellor and Dean of Education

Dr Tim Lucas

Associate Dean of Education

Lorraine Partington

Head of Partnerships