Dr Stephen M Rayner

Director of Teaching and Learning Operations

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Overview

From September 2019, I am Director of Teaching and Learning Operations in the Manchester Institute of Education, working closely with Dr Miriam Firth, who is Director of Teaching and Learning Strategy.

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.

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

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

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