Mark Schofield

Dean of Teaching and Learning, Academic Director SOLSTICE Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Director of the Centre for Learning and Teaching Research


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Readership in Educational Development (2003-2008), MA Education Studies, University of Lancaster (2000), Initial Teacher Training: Secondary Science, Continuing Professional development/In-service Education, Listed Additional Inspector, OfSTED (1998-2000), Endorsed for the Inspection of Post-16 Education, Science, Biology (2001), Registered OfSTED (Office for Standards in Education) Team Inspector status (1997-2003), Postgraduate Certificate (Mentoring) (1993), RSA Certificate, Counselling for the Development of Learning (1990), PGCE (Distinction) Chester College (1981), BSc Hons 2:1 University of Leeds (1980)


Mark Schofield was born in Liverpool and educated in the suburb of Kirkby where he attended Westvale County Primary and Brookfield Secondary Schools. He graduated with a BSc in Physiology and achieved qualified teacher status as a postgraduate at the then Chester College. He worked for 17 years in the school and LEA advisory sectors. In school he was a Science and Biology teacher and pastoral care head and led on the development of personal and social and health education. He was seconded to Lancashire and Knowsley Education Authorities for a period of four years. In the former he led on PSHE, alcohol, drugs, HIV and sex education and in the latter on cklassroom based research focused on learning and teaching effectiveness. As a scoolteacher he was awarded a visiting Fellowship to Mertmore...

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