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Dr Eddie Orija

Senior Lecturer Practitioner

Faculty of Arts, Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
School of Education
Areas of Expertise:
Education and teaching

Eddie is an accomplished headteacher and mathematics teacher, with expertise in school improvement. He is Course Leader for ARU's PGCE (Distance Learning) course.

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Eddie is an ARU alumnus who has worked in education for over thirty years. He is an experienced awarding organisation maths examiner and curriculum developer. Eddie has authored GCSE, iGCSE and GCE maths teaching and learning digital and print content for international publishers. He is a fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its applications.

Eddie successfully progressed through several school leadership roles in a variety of educational establishments, before he secured his first school headship in 2009. He is an experienced local authority school improvement partner and Ofsted Inspector. Eddie has a track record of school improvement, including enabling all pupil groups, to make the best possible progress.


  • Course Leader, Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) without QTS
  • Course Tutor, Engineering Mathematics on BEng (Hons) degrees
  • Module Leader, BA (Hons) Working with Children, Families and Communities
  • Module Leader, Ruskin Module: 'Do we need humans as teachers?' A reflection of a wider societal concern and applying knowledge about key attributes of teachers, to explore the place of technology, and humans as teachers in humans' learning.


  • BSc Engineering
  • PGCE Mathematics QTS
  • PgCert Education Studies
  • EdD Educational Administration
  • Professional Qualification for School Inspectors
  • PgCert Learning and Teaching (HE)

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Fellow of The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (FIMA)
  • Fellow of Advance HE (FHEA)
  • Member, IMA Schools, and Further Education Committee

Selected recent publications

Orija, E. (2022) Preparing for GCSE Mathematics 2022: What to consider. Oxford University Press Blog. Available online.

Orija, E. (2015) New GCSE Maths (9 to 1), coming soon to a school near you… Oxford University Press Blog. Available online.

Orija, E. (2013) Using a graphing tool on cumulative frequency diagram problems, YouTube. Available on Youtube.