Dr Stephen M Rayner

Lecturer in Education Leadership

Full contact details
View graph of relations


I have been a lecturer in educational leadership since September 2017. 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. Four of the chapters have been published or are in press.


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.

External positions

School Governor, Ormiston Forge Academy

1 Jan 2012 → …

Education / academic qualifications

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

Related information


Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work

View all (1)


Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

View all prizes (1)