Dr Stephen M Rayner

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Overview

My current role is Director of Teaching and Learning (Operations) in the Manchester Institute of Education.

I have experience as a teacher, senior leader and education adviser, working in and with schools in the West Midlands. I have been a governor of eight schools over a period of more than 30 years. In July 2017, I completed a professional doctorate at the University of Manchester and was appointed to a part-time post as Lecturer in Educational Leadership and Programme Director of the MA Education (Teach First Leadership) programme. The title of my doctoral project was Academisation: A dynamic process of systemic change in England. I presented my thesis in Journal Format and four of the chapters have been published.

Note for those preparing applications for doctoral study

Please be aware that I am not currently available to be the main supervisor of a doctoral thesis.

Qualifications

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, 2020

Doctor of Education, University of Manchester, 2017

Master of Business Administration, University of Leicester, 1999

Master of Arts, University of Cambridge, 1974

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

I am an Editorial Board member, Deputy Editor and Book Reviews Editor for the journal Management in Education.

Member of the following organisations:

British Educational Leadership Management and Adminstration Society 

British Educational Research Association

Society for Research into Higher Education

External positions

School Governor, Ormiston Forge Academy

1 Jan 2012 → …

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2006 - National Professional Qualification for Headship
  • 1975 - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

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Publications

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Activities

Activity: External visiting positions or secondmentsVisiting an external academic institution

Activity: External visiting positions or secondmentsVisiting an external academic institution

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work

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Media coverage and contribution

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Student Theses

UoM administered thesis: Doctor of Education

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Prizes

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