8th March 2000

 

NEW VISITING PROFESSOR FOR EDUCATION CENTRE

 

Education expert Prof Trevor Kerry has been appointed visiting professor at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.

 

Prof Kerry takes up his post at the International Educational Leadership Centre in Lincoln, where he has been working for two and a half years on the Schools for the Future project.

 

He teaches on the university’s MSc, MBA and EdD programmes in educational leadership and management and has also carried out extensive research into the idea of a five-term school calendar.

 

Prof Kerry is already a Professor in Education at the College of Teachers, Vice President of the college and editor of the college journal ‘Education Today’.

 

“I am delighted that the work I have been doing on innovative schools has been recognised in this way,” he said. “It will be challenging to make a bigger contribution to the work of the IELC, and I am especially keen to help promote the quality of the programmes and the international dimension.

 

“The IELC has a strong team of academic and support staff, and I feel that my close connections with teaching and classrooms will complement its current strengths.”

 

Prof Kerry has enjoyed a varied career in education: he has been head of a department in a London secondary school, special needs co-ordinator in a Lincolnshire primary school and a pro-principal in a large further education college in South Yorkshire.

 

He has also trained teachers and worked as a senior LEA adviser responsible for

in-service training for teachers and lecturers in Norfolk.

 

He is now looking at various aspects of innovation in schools, particularly the way in which schools of the future are likely to be managed and the kinds of learning that will take place in those schools.

 

 

For more information contact:

 

Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside (tel: 01522 886042)